iO Awards 2019 – And the finalists are…



This year, we’ve seen the largest number of nominations, across all categories, ever! Another first is that we have not only received nominations from osteopaths nominating fellow osteopaths but from the public and patients too! This year’s high level of quality nominations means that judges have chosen to increase the number of shortlisted finalists for each category. Why not book your tickets to the iO Gala Dinner and Awards Night, where you can join colleagues and find out who will the prestigious iO Awards in 2019.


Practice of the Year – Sponsored  by James Hallam Ltd

Celebrating osteopathic practices that provide excellent customer care, encourage and use patient feedback, and demonstrate a commitment to developing the standards of their service in line with the iO Patient Charter. This year’s finalists are:

  • Bannerdale Osteopaths
  • Bodytonic Clinic
  • Healthy Balance
  • Optimal Osteopathy
  • Osteopathy for all
  • The Pain Clinic
  • WeaverHouse


Principal of the Year – Sponsored by Gilly Woodhouse The Osteobiz Coach

Celebrating principals that have introduced innovative ways to run their practices, who work with other health professionals and local communities, and demonstrate excellence in the promotion of osteopathy and their practice. These principals are committed to developing their associates and staff, while offering the best possible care to patients 

  • James Gill
  • Ian Harrison
  • Anisha Joshi
  • Ricky Kempton
  • Emily Ward
  • James Woledge


Associate of the Year – Sponsored by K Laser

Recognising associates that represents the highest standards of the profession, providing first-class treatment for patients, contributing to the success of the practice, and showing dedication to their own professional development. This year’s finalists are.  

  • Marco Antonetto
  • Kemmy Gichaba
  • Abby Oliver
  • Samantha Owen
  • Adam Sealey
  • Hans Sturm


Community of Practice – Sponsored by the Osteopathic Foundation

These communities of practice are examples of osteopaths coming together through common interests, whether clinical, business, research or location to make an outstanding contribution to the development and support of osteopaths by offering local support, learning opportunities and promotion of the osteopathy.   This year’s finalists are:

  • Cambridgeshire Osteopathic Group
  • Dorset Osteopathic Group
  • Kids Backs for the future
  • Northern Counties Society of Osteopaths
  • Osteopaths for progress in headache and migraine (OPHM)



Research in Practice – Sponsored by International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine

All nominations have been invited to give a poster presentation at Convention, where the winner will be decided by representatives from the National Council of Osteopathic Research and the International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine. You can see all the research abstract posters displayed throughout the two days of Convention.







Rising Stars – Sponsored by Sutherland Cranial College of Osteopathy

The osteopathic educational institutions have put forward their top graduate from their 2019 graduating class. These osteopaths at the very start of their osteopathic careers will have already demonstrated a passion for osteopathic practice, combined with outstanding academic achievement, clinical skill and patient care. Find out the winners at the Gala Dinner and Awards Night on 2 November. 






The iO President’s Medal

Each year the iO Council selects someone they consider has made an outstanding contribution to the profession. Find out the winners at the Gala Dinner and Awards Night on 2 November.




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