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