Welcome to The Institute of Osteopathy’s website

Millions of us suffer from musculoskeletal complaints, such as back, neck and shoulder pain or sports injuries. It is estimated that over 10 million people in the UK live in pain*, and almost 31 million days of work were lost last year due to back, neck and muscle problems, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS)**. People pay a high price, in terms of the disruption it can cause to their lives, their work and their families.

That is why we have launched our new site with an enhanced ‘Find an osteopath’ search covering the whole of the UK. It is coupled with much greater information about the conditions that osteopaths treat, along with videos about how it works, and testimonials from patients.

Osteopaths are highly competent healthcare professionals, recognised by the NHS as fully qualified to diagnose and treat independently. Over 30,000 people a day visit a practitioner, and we hope that this site will help and encourage many more to seek treatment if they are living in pain.

Maurice Cheng, iO Chief Executive

*The Pain Society, www.britishpainsociety.org
** http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/lmac/sickness-absence-in-the-labour-market/2014/sty-sickness-absence.html