Country Directories

This page is intended to provide resources on osteopathic organisations worldwide.

Osteopathy and Osteopathic Medicine – Osteopathy/osteopathic medicine is a person-centred system of health care. Osteopathic care includes a highly developed sense of touch as a significant component of the diagnosis and treatment of patients. An advanced understanding of the relationship between structure and function is applied to optimize the self-regulating, self-healing homeostatic capabilities of the whole person. The profession of osteopathy/osteopathic medicine is practised in many countries throughout the world.

Osteopath – is a person who has achieved the nationally recognized academic and professional standards within his or her country to independently practice diagnosis and provide treatment based upon the principles of osteopathic philosophy. Individual countries establish the national academic and professional standards for Osteopaths practicing within their countries.

Osteopathic Physician – is a person with full, unlimited medical practice rights and who has achieved the nationally recognized academic and professional standards within his or her country to practice diagnosis and provide treatment based upon the principles of osteopathic philosophy. Individual countries establish the national academic and professional standards for Osteopathic Physicians practicing within their countries.

The above definitions taken from the OIA’s History and Current Context of the Osteopathic Profession, March 2012.


 

For information on osteopathy and osteopathic medicine, please use the country guides below.

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A

Australia

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B

Belgium

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C

Canada

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F

Finland

France

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G

Germany

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N

New Zealand

Norway

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S

South Africa

Switzerland

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U

United Kingdom

United States

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Global Digest

For a list of osteopathic organisations around the world, please download this complete guide: Global Digest of Osteopathic Organisations (PDF).

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