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Greetings and welcome to the home of the General Osteopathic Council of Ontario; we hope you enjoy your visit!!

Osteopathy was founded by
Dr. Andrew Taylor Still
(1828 – 1917).

The modern science of Osteopathic Manual Practice has earned a reputation throughout the world as an alternative to Chiropractic care.


GOCO Mandate

GOCO's mandate is to promote the practice of safe and effective Osteopathy in Ontario by adhering to W.H.O. Benchmark Training and International standards in Osteopathy and ensuring that members are held to a strict Code of Professional Ethics and Accountability.

The GOCO is working in partnership with other local Osteopathic Associations to tackle the problem of Insurance Fraud Prevention, Insurance Billing issues, ongoing Professional Development, and Discipline for unprofessional and dangerous conduct.

As a not-for-profit corporation, GOCO strives to promote public awareness and the effective delivery of general osteopathic care. Through print media and this website, the GOCO strives to provide its members and the general public useful information on Osteopathic Manual Practice.

The GOCO provides the public, a listing of qualified practitioners who uphold the Code of Professional Practice and Conduct expected of it's members.

We hope the information provided is useful, however, please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions or comments.