The LSO has a well deserved reputation as the leading provider of part-time osteopathic education in the UK, with flexible modes of study allowing the six year part-time course to be completed in 5 years. The full-time course takes 4 years to complete. The courses are longer than a standard 3 year University degree, and include substantial clinical teaching in addition to class based teaching. This enables graduates to be ready to take on a professional work role at the point of graduation.
There are two osteopathy courses: an Integrated Undergraduate Masters degree (MOst), and a Bachelors (honours) degree (BOst). You can chose to study:
- part-time for the Bachelors or Masters degree
- full-time for the Bachelors or Masters degree
The LSO on-site teaching clinic is at Mayfield House, 202b Cambridge Heath Road, E2 9LJ. It is open 6 days a week for extended hours, which serves our diverse local community. Patients are welcome to book appointments with us directly, without the need for a referral.
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“I tell everyone to go to the LSO because it beats going to the Royal London Hospital! It took the London Hospital a year to get in touch with me but the LSO took 4 weeks to put me right. As a long term patient suffering from Parkinsons, I get relief with manipulations on my arms, back and legs which you cannot get on the NHS. I come out feeling like a new man after my treatments”.
62 year old David CrispLSO Patient
“As a Muslim woman living in a very strict community, I could not think of receiving osteopathic treatment in a clinic where I might be treated by a male. I was in great pain one day and rang to ask if they could help me. The London School of Osteopathy made sure that I was treated by female students and staff, and has continued to help me over the last few months. I am so much better after my treatments. The students and Supervisors are professional, efficient and thorough. I am so happy to have found this School which is in my neighbourhood”.
Nuri Begum (Whitechapel)LSO Patient
“When I first began treatment at the London School of osteopathy, I was suffering from such severe back and neck pain that I couldn’t sleep at night. I also had loss of movement in my left arm; I could not lift it above my head or bring it behind my back. I have the highest praise for the excellence and professionalism of the tutors and students at the LSO. Thanks to them I have not only regained the use of my arm, but the pain in my neck and back has reduced dramatically.I’m living a normal life now and I give credit for my recovery to the London School of Osteopathy”.
Rita Edgar-Dimmack (Essex)LSO Patient
“I brought my baby son in to the LSO clinic after hearing about how osteopathy could help infants with colic. After only two treatments, he became more settled, and has been feeding & sleeping better. He is always so calm and relaxed after treatment. I also found out that osteopathy is safe to use when you are pregnant, and received help for my back pain and sciatica. It has meant that my second pregnancy has been easier than my first! The staff and students have been wonderful”.