Visiting an Osteopath

Advice from the General Osteopathic Council:

You have decided to visit an osteopath. Before your first appointment:

Check that the osteopath is registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC), the regulatory body for osteopathy. You can do this by checking the register on the  General Osteopathic Council website –, which lists osteopaths by name and location, or call 020 7657 6655.

Osteopathic practices should be able to provide information about the osteopath, their clinic, what the treatment involves, payment methods, fees and anything you need to know before your first visit.