Training and Qualifications

Osteopaths train for four or five years for an undergraduate degree with emphasis on anatomy and musculoskeletal medicine. This includes over 1000 hours within a teaching clinic. In the UK osteopaths are statutorily regulated primary healthcare professionals. All qualified osteopaths have to be registered with the General Osteopathic Council to practice Osteopathy after they graduate.

team.jpgPaediatric training is given at undergraduate level and can be continued at postgraduate level in the form of the Diploma in Paediatric Osteopathy  (DPO) or Paediatric Osteopathic Diploma (POD).

All osteopaths are required to do a program of Continual Professional Development each year to maintain and enhance their knowledge.

All osteopaths are required to have medical malpractice insurance and to follow a strict code of conduct.

Patients can be reassured they have the same safeguards when visiting an osteopath as when visiting a doctor or dentist.