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Title Protection

Be advised that currently there are various non-physician practitioners presenting themselves as Osteopaths, osteopathic manual practitioners, DOMP, or osteopathic practitioners, practicing outside of legislation in Canada, who do not hold the comprehensive medical, surgical, and musculoskeletal training required for registration with a provincial medical regulatory authority in Canada.

The Canadian Osteopathic Association will continue to advocate for licensed osteopathic physicians from COCA accredited osteopathic medical schools. 

If you have concerns about the potential for unregulated osteopaths 'practicing' in your area feel free to contact the College of Physicians and Surgeons in your province or email us at

See here for provincial title protection: Nationwide Canadian Osteopathic Title Protection

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