Welcome to the official website of the British Columbia Osteopathic Association
a branch of medical practice that emphasizes the treatment of medical disorders through the manipulation of the bones, joints, and muscles.
The BCOA is an affiliate organization of the Canadian Osteopathic Association and represents graduates from American colleges of osteopathic medicine licensed to practice osteopathic medicine (General Practice, Medical & Surgical Specialties, and Musculoskeletal Medicine) by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia. The BCOA was established in the 1920s and continues to represent the osteopathic medical profession in all provincial matters regarding legislation and licensure.
This website is intended to provide information to those physicians and students who are specifically interested in the practice of osteopathic medicine in British Columbia. For detailed information regarding the practice of osteopathic medicine in other Canadian or American jurisdictions, please visit the websites for the Canadian Osteopathic Association or the American Osteopathic Association.
This website will also provide the general public with accurate information regarding osteopathic medical education and the practice of osteopathic medicine in BC.
The BCOA represents only qualified and licensed practitioners
Please be advised that currently there are various non-physician practitioners using osteopathic titles, practicing outside of legislation in British Columbia, and without osteopathic licensure, who do not hold the comprehensive medical, surgical, and musculoskeletal training required for osteopathic registration with provincial health care regulatory authorities.
Check out our Affiliate Websites for even more Information!!
Canadian Osteopathic Association
"The COA was established in 1926 and continues to represent the osteopathic medical profession in all provincial and federal matters regarding legislation and medical licensure."
American Osteopathic Association
"Advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine. We represent more than 151,000 osteopathic physicians and medical students across the U.S."