In recent months, we have been able to add the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Denmark and Switzerland to the list of countries that have recognised the importance of such legal recognition, for which there are several strong arguments:
Policy people also realise now that osteopathy is not only a social phenomenon that will never disappear, but that osteopathy also adds to the people's wellfare. Osteopaths solve certain functional problems in an inexpensive and safe way, reducing the duration of the incapacity for work, and the patient has to take less or no medication.
Giving osteopathy a legal framework is not the political but the moral duty of any society, as the World Health Organisation stresses!
Grégoire Lason (MSc.Ost.)
Joint Principal of the International Academy of Osteopathy