About the iO

We represent nearly three-quarters of registered osteopaths and two-thirds of the current student body across the UK. 

Our mission is to support, unite, develop and promote the profession for the improvement of public health and patient care. 

Membership is an investment in our work to realise our vision for the profession; to see Osteopathy become a growing and thriving profession, recognised for its expertise as healthcare professionals, and increase access to osteopathic care to as many people as possible.  

To find out more about membership and apply:



Mentoring has a great deal of benefits, from developing skills and improving performance to providing a fantastic stepping-stone to helping you become the person you want to be. Both satisfying and rewarding, mentoring can be a tool to boost your career either as a mentor or a mentee and is a legitimate form of CPD. 

To support you on your mentoring journey, we have created a mentoring toolkit designed to help illustrate the difference that mentoring can make to you and the care you provide to your patients. We also have an introduction to mentoring video available as well as a dedicated mentoring platform specially designed to facilitate and promote mentoring within the profession.  

Find out more and search for a mentor here.  

For our iO members find out more here.

iO Awards

At the iO, we pledge to always celebrate the strengths, commitment and dedication amongst our colleagues. The awards are an opportunity to recognise osteopaths who represent innovation, ambition and excellence of patient care across the United Kingdom. Join us on Friday 25 November to find out the 2022 winners of:  

  • Practice of the Year  

  • Associate of the Year  

  • Innovation in Practice  

  • Collaboration in Practice   

  • Rising Stars  

We will also be presenting the prestigious President's Medal....to an individual who has made a career-long contribution to the osteopathic profession to achieve the vision of a growing and thriving profession, recognised and accessible to all. 

Attendance to the ceremony is free.




iO Convention Virtual Events Team - Contact Details:

 02476 369747       virtualsupport@conferencecare.com