Ontario Association of Osteopathic Practitioners (OAOP) is a voluntary, non- profit organization. It is committed to establishing and maintaining standards for safe and ethical osteopathic manual practice.

There are two kinds of osteopaths: A Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) and Osteopathic Manual Practitioners (DOMP). A DO or Doctor of Osteopathy is trained in the US and are physicians. Osteopathic Manual Practitioners are trained in the rest of the world, European style, and receive their DOMP or Diploma of Osteopathic Manual Practice.

Vision and Goals:

  • to promote recognition of the osteopathic practice in Ontario.
  • To develop and maintain a standard of education and practice in Ontario.
  • To ensure safe and ethical osteopathic practice in order to protect the interest and rights of the public.
  • To provide members continuing education and professional development.