Is your Osteopathic Manual Practitioner safe? Do they provide high quality osteopathic care? Are they a member of a legitimate osteopathic professional association? What do you look for?



All members of the OOA have the following minimum education standard

  • 4 years of osteopathic education at minimum
    • there are no shortcuts to professional standards, accelerated program cut corners.
  • 4200 hours of total education minimum in those 4 years
  • 1000 hours of Supervised Practical Training



All members of the OOA meet the following minimum professional standard

  • Hold valid malpractice and liability coverage
  • Adhere to OOA Standards of Practice
  • Comply to laws of Ontario
  • Negative Vulnerable Sector Screening
  • Satisfy annual Continuing Education Requirements
  • Completion of Mandatory Safety & Ethics training



The OOA maintains the highest membership standards with scrutiny

  • Superior Education & Professional Standards
  • Vetting mechanisms for Internationally trained practitioners
  • Complaints Policy & Procedures in place to protect Patients
  • Anti-Fraud rules in place to protect Insurance Providers
  • Member verification on OOA website
  • Verified physical location
  • Entrance exam for all new members


Partner with the OOA to ensure patients are safe and well cared for.