Regulation & Coverage

Osteopathy Regulation In Ontario

The practice of (non-medical) manual osteopathy is not currently recognized as a regulated health profession under the Ontario Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, or any other legislation.  Regulated health care professions have a defined scope of practice under profession-specific Acts.

The Ontario Association of Osteopathic Manual Therapists (OAO) is working to create the necessary documentation to submit to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, as required, on behalf of its membership. The process leading to regulation often takes several years to complete. Once successful, Osteopathic Manual Practitioners will be regulated health care professionals in Ontario, in addition to osteopathic physicians, who are regulated by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.

Coverage For Services

Group health insurance (extended health) benefits, which are paid by private health insurance companies, often include the services provided by Osteopathic Manual Practitioners who are OAO members. Please contact your benefits administrator for information about your group plan, benefits and limitations with respect to coverage for the services of an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner who is an OAO member.

Harmony Osteopathy of Oakville accepts payment via cash, cheque, debit, VISA and MasterCard.