opean Federation & Forum for Osteopathy

We represent osteopaths and osteopathic institutions in 22 countries across europe


Regulation of Osteopathy in Europe

Currently, osteopathy is regulated in nine European countries, with more governments actively considering regulation and licensing in the near future.

European Federation and Forum for Osteopathy (EFFO)

The European Federation and Forum for Osteopathy (EFFO) promotes standards, regulation and recognition for osteopaths in Europe.

The organisation comprises the lead professional associations and regulatory authorities from Europe, which come together to advance awareness and recognition of the role that osteopaths bring to the health and wellbeing of the public, and ensure high standards of osteopathic care as well as patient safety.