Professional associations | The International Academy of Osteopathy IAO

IAO TV logo

Professional associations

Membership of these registers implies that the osteopath is recognised. Among other things, this means that the osteopathy treatments provided are reimbursed by the health insurance funds under certain conditions. The IAO only supports those professional associations that see osteopathy as a first-line profession with high academic qualifications (MSc.Ost.).

The following professional associations exist in countries where the IAO is active (please bear in mind the different acceptance criteria of the associations):

Belgium BVBO-UPOB. Merger of the two largest professional federations in Belgium: ROB and SBO-BVO.
Denmark Danske Osteopater - DO
Germany Verband für wissenschaftliche Osteopathen Deutschlands e.V. - VWOD
France Numerous professional associations, each with their own criteria.
Great Britain The General Osteopathic Council - GOsC
The Netherlands Nederlandse Vereniging voor Osteopathie - NVO Nederlands Register voor Osteopathie - NRO
Austria Österreichische Gesellschaft für Osteopathie - ÖGO
Switzerland Vereinigung akademischer Osteopathen/ innen Schweiz -VaOS.

We also have excellent relations with professional organizations in every other European contry so also there, our students can become a member.