Osteopathy and Patient Protection
Osteopaths are trained to recognise and treat many causes of pain. Osteopathy is an established system of diagnosis and manual treatment, which is recognised by the British Medical Association as a discreet clinical discipline.
1993 Osteopaths Act
Osteopathy became the first major complementary health care profession to be accorded statutory recognition under the 1993 Osteopaths Act.
Statutory Register of Osteopaths
The Statutory Register of Osteopaths opened in May 1998. All osteopaths on the register have been trained to high rigorous standards. All our osteopaths at Ian Griffiths Osteopathic Clinics are registered.
Insurance and Safeguarding
All osteopaths need to have medical malpractice insurance and follow a strict code of conduct.
Osteopathic patients have the same safeguards as when currently they consult a doctor or dentist.