Pursuing Osteopathic Excellence

ESO International delivers high-quality higher education in Osteopathy, worldwide

About us

ESO International, part of the BCNO Group, has a long tradition of establishing successful academic relationships with international partners all over the world and has contributed to the development and growth of many osteopathic schools and practises throughout Europe. We are a key contributor to organisations such as OsEAN as we look to ensure high standards of osteopathic standards internationally.

Why study Osteopathy?

Change your practice, change your life.

Osteopathy encourages practitioners to take a global approach to their patient and introduces them to a whole new way of thinking. It provides a wide range of approaches and techniques that enable practitioners to treat complex cases, with patients of all ages, including babies, pregnant women and the elderly. Our graduates tell us that our programme has revolutionised their practice and made their professional lives so much more challenging and rewarding.

We are proud to teach a broad spectrum of osteopathic approaches, so our graduates can help care for a wider range of patients.

Our reputation and innovative approach

Many groundbreaking advancements in Osteopathy have originated from the ESO. The school played a pivotal role in the development of modern visceral osteopathy, spearheaded by pioneers like Jean-Pierre Barrall. The ESO was the first institution to introduce balanced ligamentous techniques and spinal and pelvic joint muscle energy techniques to Europe, originating from the United States. These techniques have since become integral parts of osteopathic practice in the region.

We have beena trailblazer in the realm of specialised osteopathic care. It was the first school to teach and practice paediatric osteopathy, recognising the unique considerations and techniques required for treating children. The ESO also took the lead in incorporating indirect and cranial approaches into its undergraduate curriculum, expanding the scope of osteopathic education and practice.

This breadth of approaches allows our osteopaths to help a wider range of patients and enriches their professional lives.

Our academic standards

The UK was the first country in Europe to regulate Osteopathy in 1993 and it is still one of the few countries in the world where Osteopathy has statutory recognition. As a regulated profession, UK training providers must be approved and undergo regular inspections to ensure standards are maintained; our international students can be confident in receiving a high-quality education.

Our teaching team

Our international faculty offers an excellent calibre of highly experienced tutors, many of whom have specialised interest and are leaders in their field; specialisms may include paediatrics and maternity care, cranial, visceral and neurological approaches and structural techniques. Most of our international faculty also lecture on the ESO’s four-year Integrated Masters degree programme (the M.Ost) and have practical experience of tutoring within our established teaching clinic as well as working in the academic environment.