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Choosing an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner

…to be an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner you must study and know the exact construction of the human body, the exact location of every bone, nerve, fiber, muscle, and organ, the origin, the course and flow of all the fluids of the body, the relation of each to the other, and the function each is to perform in perpetuating life and health. In addition you must have the skill and ability to enable you to detect the exact location of every obstruction to the regular movements of this grand machinery of life.” 
A.T. Still, 1901.
As a pre-requisite, the Canadian College of Osteopathy accepts only students who already have a licence, registration or certificate in the health care field, such as physiotherapists, chiropractors, massage therapists, athletic therapists, and nurses. These students already have active practices. With each new course that the student attends, they are able to integrate the Osteopathic philosophy, theory, methodology and techniques into their current practice.
After completing the first course, the student is able to begin practicing Osteopathy and with each advancing level of participation in the program, the student is able to incorporate more Osteopathy into his practice.
The graduate Osteopathic Manual Practitioner integrates all the elements of Osteopathy into his practice, while still incorporating his previous training, such as exercise prescription, nutritional counselling and life-style management. It is for that reason that graduates of the Canadian School of Osteopathy Manual Practice are some of the most qualified practitioners of manual therapy in the country.
In order to choose one of our graduates, who have the highest level of education in the country, you can contact the CSO Manual Practice - Vancouver Campus directly.  The SPMOP is a provincial association (the Society for the Promotion of Manual Practice Osteopathy) and qualified practitioners can also be found on their website: www.osteopathybc.ca