Organisations and Bodies

Visit the links below to find out more about the organisations that the Institute of Osteopathy (iO) works with to unite and develop the osteopathic profession:


The General Osteopathic Council (GOsC)

The General Osteopathic Council regulates the practice of osteopathy in the United Kingdom. By law osteopaths must be registered with GOsC in order to practice.

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The National Council for Osteopathic Research

NCOR is a research and development body that aims to foster and improve evidence based research, increase research capacity and tools within the osteopathic profession and to raise awareness of osteopathic research findings.

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Osteopathic Alliance (OA)

The Osteopathic Alliance is the representative body for the UK’s independent postgraduate osteopathic education colleges. The Alliance’s primary objective is to represent and foster the founding philosophy of osteopathy. It is committed also to fostering the breadth and diversity of osteopathic practice, and promoting the highest quality in osteopathic postgraduate education.

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OSCA is the UK’s only professional network of osteopaths in sport. They aim to promote osteopathy within a sports care environment and as part of a modern inter-disciplinary team.

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