Career Prospects – Why Choose Manual Osteopathy?

Are you looking for a profession that is patient centred, hands-on, and rewarding? Do you enjoy solving challenging problems, interacting with others, and serving the public? Are you interested in science, health, and wellness? Do you have great people skills?

If so, becoming an osteopathic manual practitioner may be in your future. It’s one of the fastest growing health professions in Canada, with more than 1,500 osteopaths across the country providing valued health care to many Canadians each year. While European style osteopathy is drug free, non-invasive health care (compared to American style osteopathy that uses surgery and medications), it is a respected health profession recognised by statute by many insurers in Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand, and many other countries in Europe and Asia.

Osteopathic manual practitioners are community based, primary contact health care providers. Osteopaths assess disorders related to the spine, nervous system and joints of the extremities, and provide manual, hands-on treatment for these disorders. Osteopathic care is directed toward restoring, enhancing, improving, or maintaining the quality of life and health of the patient. This is achieved through the use of the osteopathic techniques and related manual medicine therapies, primarily to the musculoskeletal system, in order to affect the regulation of the body.