IO President

New president and council members elected

On 2 November we held our Annual General Meeting. With the most members ever in attendance, it was a successful, lively meeting, that saw the election of our new president, Susan Farwell, and two council members. Austin Plunkett was re-elected, while Glynis Fox was newly elected. We are delighted to welcome Glynis to the iO Council.

The Institute of Osteopathy has announced the election of Susan Farwell as the new preseident. Susan Farwell has been an osteopath of over twenty-seven years, has a wealth of knowledge and experience that stretches back to 1983 when she was GCRO Council member to more recently as a trustee of the Sutherland Cranial College of Osteopathy.


November 2019

Institute of Osteopathy 2019 Awards

The Institute of Osteopathy (iO) annual awards took place on  2 November. These awards recognise osteopaths, practices and graduates that have shown the highest quality and innovation to delivering first-class patient-centred care.

Amongst the winners was London School of Osteopathy student, Ciaran Power who won the Rising Star Award.

Maurice Cheng iO CEO, said of the awards: “Osteopaths play a crucial role in keeping people healthy. As the professional body for the profession, we want to celebrate those that show the highest standards and demonstrate innovation in the services they provide to those living and working in their local area.”

November 2019

IO Rising Star Award

We have a bone (muscle and joint) to pick with you…

To coincide with this year’s Bone and Joint Week, beginning 12 October, the Institute of Osteopathy (iO) –  is raising awareness about musculoskeletal (MSK) health and wellbeing.  MSK-related problems, issues with the bones, muscles and joints, are the UK’s biggest cause of ill-health and the second largest cause of work absence, with an estimated 28.2 million working days lost per year.


October 2019

Cauda equina syndrome - the little know condition costing the NHS millions.

Cauda Equina Syndrome is a condition which can cause severe spinal injury. The Royal College of GPs says the condition is rare but every doctor should be on alert for it because of how serious it can be. All our osteopathy students are taught the red flag signs for this condition.

Source: BBC News

August 2019



Government response to consultation on regulatory reform

 The  government published its response to the 2017 consultation ‘Promoting professionalism, reforming regulation on 9 July.  The iO have made a official response to this. The full response can be found on their website.


July 2019

Reflective Practice

The leaders of nine healthcare regulators have joined forces to stress the benefits and importance of good reflection among professionals in the healthcare sector.

The chief executives have signed a joint statement – ‘Benefits of becoming a reflective practitioner‘ – which outlines the processes and advantages of being a good reflective practitioner for individuals and teams.

At the LSO reflective practice is part of our learning and teaching.


June 2019

Osteopathy for Health

The LSO is taking part in the Institute of Osteopathy – #osteopathyforhealth campaign

14th April sees the start of Osteopathic Healthcare Week , an opportunity for us all to focus on our health, with key advice and tips from your osteopath that you can easily introduce into your daily lives to keep you healthier and happier.

April 2019


osteopathy awareness

The return of the Fabella

For all those who think that anatomy is a static subject, who knew that the fabella (sited in the head of the gastrocnemius, usually the lateral one) is increasing in prevalence?

A little bone in the knee scientists thought was being lost to evolution seems to be making a comeback, say experts from Imperial College London. The fabella is found in some people buried in the tendon just behind their knee.

April 2019
return of fabella