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Osteopathy & Physiotherapy regulations & professional standards

The General Osteopathic Council regulates the osteopathic profession in the UK. By law, osteopaths must be registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) in order to practice in this country.

To register, we have completed a five-year honors degree along with several hundred hours of hands-on clinical training. You can therefore be confident of the highest standards of professional competence. For further information, visit

Anyone wishing to practice as a physiotherapist in the United Kingdom (UK) is required by law to be registered with the UK regulator for the health professions, which is the Health Professions Council (HPC).


General Osteopathic Council 
British Medical Acupuncture Society 
The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
Health Professions Council