osteopath

Description

Osteopaths provide therapeutic treatment of disorders in the musculoskeletal system to patients with physical issues such as back pain, joint pain and digestive disorders. They mainly use manipulation of the body tissues, touch, stretching and massage techniques to relieve the patients` pain and promote a healthy lifestyle.

Definition

An osteopath is an individual who has completed an appropriate education in osteopathy and continues to demonstrate the required standards. 
 
CEN Standard: http://www.osteopathy.org.uk/news-and-resources/document-library/about-the-gosc/council-may-2015-item-15a-annex-a-final-draft-cen-standard/

Regulatory aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database: http://ec.europa.eu/growth/single-market/services/free-movement-professionals/qualifications-recognition_en

Hierarchy

Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge

Status

released

Concept URI

http://data.europa.eu/esco/occupation/a7198837-139d-49c7-8fd0-eb8d8c1ee844