President: Evangelos Evangelou
4, Ayiou Demetriou Street
Acropolis, 2012 Nicosia
Tel.: +357-99 444252
Facebook: Cyprus Osteopathic Association
The Cyprus Osteopathic Association is the only osteopathic association in Cyprus, founded in 2008. The COA is a self-regulatory organisation consisting of 15 members.
As a general rule the COA follows the practice standards and the code of ethics laid down by the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) in the UK (where applicable in Cyprus) as 13 of our 15 members were are also GOsC registered in the past.
Whilst it is not illegal to practise osteopathy in Cyprus, there is no Government regulation. The COA’s mission is to promote the recognition and regulation of osteopathy in Cyprus in order to provide high standards and ensure the protection and safety of patients. Some patients self-refer and others are referred by doctors or other practitioners. Most insurance companies cover osteopathy; some with and some without doctor referrals.
The COA has had many contacts with Ministry of Health officials throughout the years and an Osteopathic bill has been drafted. We are waiting for the passing of the bill at the Cyprus parliament giving full regulation and recognition to the profession in order to safeguard and protect the general public.