Ontario Osteopathic Medical Association
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About the OOMA
The Ontario Osteopathic Medical Association 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 Ontario. Initially known as the Ontario Osteopathic Association from 1988-2007 which was then changed to OOMA in 2007 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 Ontario. 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 Ontario.
For the purpose of public awareness, "osteopath" is a restricted title in Ontario. Only those that have graduated from an AOA accredited osteopathic medical school and licensed by the CPSO can call themselves an osteopath. Any person using the term osteopath otherwise should be reported to the CPSO as it is a protected title.
Each province or territory has certain requirements and paperwork that is required in order to get a license to practice in that province or territory. Click here for pathway to return to practice in Ontario.
Please note that osteopathic physicians are licensed medical professionals and are regulated by these provinces whereas, any form of manual osteopathic practitioners (DOMP) are not regulated by any governing body inside of Canada.
An osteopathic degree conferred by a COCA accredited College of Osteopathic Medicine is recognized for full medical practice across Canada.
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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."