Welcome to the Institute of Osteopathy

The Institute of Osteopathy (iO) is the UK’s leading professional membership organisation for registered Osteopaths. The purpose of the institute is to unite, promote, develop and support the Osteopathic profession, to improve public health and patient care.

Osteopathy is a gentle and effective hands-on approach to healthcare, based on the principle that the way your body moves influences how it functions.   Osteopaths are highly competent healthcare professionals, recognised by the NHS as fully qualified to diagnose and treat independently.