CAN ANYONE CALL THEMSELVES AN OSTEOPATH?
The title 'osteopath' is protected by law. It is against the law for anyone to call themselves an osteopath unless they are registered with the GOsC, which sets and promotes high standards of competency, conduct and safety.
Osteopaths are required to renew their registration each year in order to receive an annual licence to practise. As part of this process, the GOsC checks that osteopaths have current professional indemnity insurance, remain in good health and of good character, and have met mandatory continuing professional development requirements.
If you would like to check that the Osteopath you are seeing is registered with the GOsC please follow this link: