Danske Osteopater was officially founded in 2013, but the first osteopaths came to Denmark in the late 1980’ish, from the UK. The first part time education in Denmark, was offered by The International Academy of Osteopaty (IAO) in 2000. Danske Osteopater, led by their president, Hanna Tómasdóttir, gained regulation from 1st of July 2018. The title, “osteopath”, is now protected by law, and the profession of osteopath is as first contact practitioner, to which patients can self refer.
Danske Osteopater is a growing association, from only 43 members in 2013 to more than 150 members in 2018.
Ostoepathy is offered as a part time education in Denmark by the IAO, International Academy of Osteopathy. Osteopaths have to apply for an authorization (license to practise as an osteopath) at The Patient Safety Authority (Styrelsen for Patientsikkerhed), who sets the demands for the educational background, and serves as the regulative body of the osteopathic profession.
Osteopathy is covered by several insurance companies in Denmark: Danica, If forsikring, Alm. Brand, PFA, Sygeforsikringen “danmark” and more.