About Our Profession

About Osteopathy

Osteopathy was established in 1892 in America by Dr A T Still. Osteopathy is a manual approach to healthcare, the underlying premise being that the body has an inherent capacity to heal itself. In other words if all the parts of the body are moving properly, with a healthy blood and nerve supply, the system can also function effectively.

Our Training & Continuous Professional Development

Osteopathic training is undertaken at degree level, involving a 4 or 5 year degree course, combining academic and clinical training. Osteopaths are primary healthcare practitioners, and as such the course includes anatomy, physiology, pathology, orthopaedics, and neurology, as well as osteopathy, with at least 1,000 hours of clinical training experience with patients. To maintain recognition as an osteopath by the General Osteopathic Council, osteopaths must undertake a minimum of 30 hours of CPD every year. This may consist of training courses, lectures, practice meetings or research activities that all maintain and enhance their existing skills and experience as an osteopath.

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