The European School of Osteopathy (ESO) has a long tradition of establishing successful academic relationships with international partners all over the world and has contributed to the development and growth of many osteopathic schools and practises throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The School is a key contributor to organisations such as OsEAN and the OIA as they look to ensure osteopathic standards internationally.
At the ESO we work with partner schools across the world, tailoring osteopathic programmes that are bespoke for each country and every partner; these can range from one-off postgraduate seminars to a complete four-year curriculum leading to a Diploma in Osteopathy (International).
The School is renowned for its broad range of osteopathic approaches and it has a rich history of innovation and inclusiveness; modern visceral osteopathy began at the ESO under pioneers such as Jean-Pierre Barrell and the School was the first to introduce balanced ligamentous and spinal and pelvic joint muscle energy techniques to Europe from the USA. It was the first to teach and practise paediatric osteopathy, the first to include indirect and cranial approaches at undergraduate level and, more recently, first to welcome ‘Still techniques’ to Europe.
Our international faculty offers an excellent calibre of highly experienced tutors, many of whom have specialised interest and are leaders in their field; specialisms may include paediatrics and maternity care, cranial, visceral and neurological approaches and, of course, structural techniques. Most of our international faculty also lecture on the ESO’s four-year Integrated Masters degree programme (the M.Ost) and have practical experience of tutoring within our established teaching clinic as well as working in the academic environment.
Osteopathy is a regulated profession in the UK and training providers undergo regular inspections to ensure standards are maintained; our international students can be confident in receiving a high quality education.
The growth of osteopathy in Europe is much due to the pioneering efforts and the generosity of sharing of the European School of Osteopathy, which in its almost 70 years of existence has become one of the leading and most innovative schools in the history of the profession