Is Osteopathy Safe & Regulated?

Osteopaths use many of the diagnostic procedures applied in conventional medical assessments and as primary health care practitioners one of our central concern is patient safety. Our patient-centred approach to health and well-being means that your symptoms are considered in the context of your current complaint, full medical history and lifestyle.

If, during the course of the consultation, there are signs of a previously undiagnosed medical condition and/or it’s felt that your safety could be compromised you will be advised to consult with your GP prior to commencing osteopathic treatment.

Osteopathy was accorded statutory recognition under the Osteopaths Act of 1993 and the title ‘Osteopath’ is protected by law. All osteopaths in the UK are regulated by the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC). As part of this process, the GOsC checks that Osteopaths have current professional indemnity insurance, remain in good health, are of good character, and have met all the mandatory continuing professional development requirements.