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members of osteopathy council

Registered members of:
General Osteopathic Council.

osteopath contact

Graham Spowage
& Associates

10 Stoneygate Road

tel. 0116 270 5348

Osteopathy in the UK (as outlined by the General Osteopathic Council)

Osteopathy in the UK

All osteopaths in the UK have completed rigorous training. Students of osteopathy follow a four or five year degree course during which they study courses including; anatomy, physiology, pathology, pharmacology and biomechanics. In addition they undergo a minimum of 1000 hours of clinical training. Qualification generally takes the form of a Bachelors degree in Osteopathy - a B.Sc(Hons), BOst or BOstMed or a Masters degree in Osteopathy (MOst). Osteopathy in Leicester

General Osteopathic Council

The General Osteopathic Council sets the standards of osteopathic education and requires qualified osteopaths to update their training throughout their working lives: a process known as Continuing Professional Development . It is an offence for anyone to call themselves an osteopath if they are not registered.

The General Osteopathic Council also ensures that all osteopaths comply with strict osteopathic practice standards and the profession's Code of Practice. As well as completing the necessary training, osteopaths must also prove themselves to be in good health and of good character and have professional indemnity cover. Further information can be obtained at the GOSc website at

The British Medical Association's guidance for General Practitioners states that doctors can safely refer patients to osteopaths.

What we do

Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment which focuses on the structural and mechanical problems of the body. The osteopath is concerned with the musculo-skeletal system and how it is functioning.

Damage is occurring to the body every day though generally it is capable of repairing itself. It is only when the damage is excessive or repetitive or when the repair mechanisms are damaged that treatment is necessary.