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The Nova Scotia Association of Osteopaths (NSAO) was established in 2006 as a transitional association to provide a unified voice for Osteopathic Manual Practitioners in Nova Scotia.  NSAO is registered with Nova Scotia Joint Stocks.

Our Goals are as follows:

To protect the public by:

  • members achieving the highest standard of educational competencies thus ensuring the best quality of manual practice osteopathy
  • To increase the visibility and understanding of osteopathy among Nova Scotians and Osteopathy’s role in the current health care model.
  • To provide current and reliable information regarding osteopathy.
  • To promote osteopathy and NSAO members as providers covered by Insurance policies
  • To represent and promote osteopathy to government, legislative and healthcare bodies. Osteopathy is not currently regulated in the province of Nova Scotia.

In Nova Scotia:

  • Members of the NSAO, are not Osteopathic Physicians, Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DO, formerly Doctor of Osteopathy) nor do they practice Osteopathic Medicine
  • Osteopathic Manual Practice is not regulated by the government, however the NSAO is actively seeking government regulation to protect the public and our profession
  • Osteopathic Manual Practitioners are not members of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia.

Osteopathy—Treat the Cause, Not the Symptom




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