Six years after the project was first initiated, benchmarks in training in osteopathy have finally been launched by the World Health Organization.These international benchmarks aim to reflect minimum training standards to practice osteopathy and support countries across the world to establish systems of training, accreditation.
Although WHO standards do not have a formal legal status, they are the first of their kind for osteopathy and have some international standing.
Osteopathy is not regulated in Canada. Some Associations are confusing public by misinterpretation of WHO benchmarks of osteopathic education. It is our believe that osteopaths and public in large can read and understand this document. Please read the original version of WHO.
To promote, develop, protect and establish, the study, knowledge, philosophy and practice of osteopathy its application and research for the benefit of the peoples of all nations; Ensure the availability of the practice of osteopathy at the highest possible standards; Promote the integration of osteopathic philosophy and practice with related clinical and healthcare subjects.
This may in particular but not exclusively be achieved by:
administering funds in order to assist and support all aspects of osteopathic education, development, establishment. promotion, research and practise for the benefit of the public;
assisting, conferring and co-operating with any established osteopathic or related healthcare organisation or government department or Non-governmental organisation (NGO) or any other such agency on matters relating to osteopathic or related healthcare education, development, promotion, establishment, research and practise;
to promote the establishment, development and availability of osteopathic or related healthcare education and training and the practise of osteopathy and integrated osteopathic and related healthcare in Ontario.
OFOP is a non-profit organization registered in the province of Ontario, Canada.
Benchmarks for Training in Osteopathy