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Training and Regulations

In 1993 the Osteopaths Act was passed by Parliament which recognised and regulated the profession. As a result, practitioners calling themselves osteopaths must undergo a minimum of four to five years training at a recognised institution, be registered with the General Osteopathic Council and be fully insured in order to practice. In addition, osteopaths may opt to be members of the The Institute of Osteopathy for which Chantal Prince is a member.

To keep their registration, osteopaths must undergo further continued professional development every year. The importance of this regulation means patients have the same assurances as when they visit the doctor or dentist. Osteopathy is commonly recognised by healthcare professionals in the NHS, many of whom make referrals to osteopaths
for diagnosis, treatment and resolution.