About the EFFO

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

The European Federation and Forum for Osteopathy 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.

The EFFO came about as a merger between the European Federation of Osteopaths (EFO), and the Forum for Osteopathic Regulation in Europe (FORE) in March 2018.  One of the successes of the two organisations is the establishment of the European CEN (Centre Européen de Normalisation) Standard for Osteopathic Healthcare Provision in 2015.

We represent osteopaths and osteopathic institutions in 22 countries across Europe.

The EFFO are members of The Osteopathic International Alliance
“The Osteopathic International Alliance is the leading organiszation for the advancement and unity of the global osteopathic profession.

As an “organiszation of organiszations,” the OIA unifies osteopathic medicine by connecting schools, regulatory bodies, and regional, national, and multi-country groups.

Today the OIA represents 75 organiszations from 20 countries on five continents, which include over 120,000 osteopathic practitioners. It is the primary international organiszation advocating for high-quality osteopathic healthcare and a leading representative of osteopathic clinicians and physicians worldwide.”