There are only a few osteopaths* in Africa, as for example in Kenya there are four. Luckily one of them introduced osteopathy into charitable Medical Expeditions to villages that lack regular access to medical care. The charity is called Divinity Foundation (not associated with any church) and is led by the British-Kenyan citizen Navdeep “Nav” Matharu. 

I participated in two such expeditions and was amazed by the amount of help provided, and by the amount of kindness offered to one another...

The OIA Board of Directors is proud to offer The OIA Global Report:  Global Review of Osteopathic Medicine and Osteopathy 2020.   This report is an update of our 2013 Global Report and illustrates the growth of osteopathic medicine and osteopathy in the past seven years. 

The report is presented in four parts:

  • Summary Document:  Provides the highlights of the full report
  • Part I:  The Status of Osteopathic Healthcare Worldwide – A Survey of OIA Members
  • Part II:  A Profile of Osteopathic Healthcare –...

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The source of your symptoms may not be what you think

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 The word osteopathy originates from the two Greek words “osteone,” which means structure, and “pathos,” which means pain. Osteopathic treatment is based on the concept that the structure of the body affects how it will function and that it functions as a unified whole. In other words, if there is a problem or restriction in one part of the body, then all the other parts are affected in some way and often there is pain. Osteopathy uses gentle...