Who Regulates Osteopathy? 

Osteopathy was the first complimentary therapy to have undergone statutory regulation by Parliament in the 1993 Osteopathic Act.  The General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) is responsible for regulating all osteopathic professionals in the UK. It has been given powers by Parliament to set standards of education and conduct and to maintain a register of those entitled to practise osteopathy. All practising Osteopaths must by law carry professional indemnity insurance 

PLEASE NOTE: a referral by your GP is welcome but not essential.


Training involves a four to five year BSC Honours Degree Programme with extensive clinical training from the outset. 
Osteopaths are committed to a lifelong learning through a system of mandatory Continuing Professional Development. 


Useful Links

Arthritis research UK
General Osteopathic Council
Institute of Osteopathy (IO)
Osteopathic Clinic for Children
British School of Osteopathy