Training and Registration
Both Osteopathy and Chiropractic are regulated professions in the UK, which means that initial training and continuing professional development are monitored by The General Osteopathic or General Chiropractic Council. The professions also have protected title which means that all practitioners using either the title “Osteopath “or “Chiropractor” have by law to be registered with the appropriate Council. These two bodies are also the organisations who will deal with complaints about osteopaths or chiropractors which cannot be resolved locally by talking to the practitioners.
The training for both professions is to degree level over a minimum to four years and involves many months of treating patients under supervision in a teaching clinic.
At the moment the regulation of Herbal Medicine is not on a national statutory basis despite campaigning over the last ten years. Currently it appears that the Department of Health have no plans to register herbal medicine practitioners as we are not considered to be a significant danger to the public !
However Tim is a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists, which is the oldest complementary medicine registering body in the world and registers the majority of Herbal medicine practitioners in the UK and many abroad.
Timothy trained at The European School of Osteopathy graduating with a degree from the University of Wales in July 2006.
Tim trained in Herbal medicine with the School of Phytotherapy receiving a post-graduate diploma in 2001
Amanda trained at The Anglo-European College of Chiropractic graduating with a degree from the University of Portsmouth also in July 2006.