Is he actually an osteopath ?
In Malaysia, the Traditional and Complementary Medicine branch of the Ministry of Health recognizes osteopathy. However, as of today there is no regulation yet on practice and education, which means anyone can unscrupulously use the title of osteopath to attract patients for business purposes without any consideration for patient’s safety.
How to know then ?
As there is no official register yet for Malaysian osteopath, here are some basic information for you to better understand how to choose an osteopath.
In France, one is qualified as an Osteopath upon completion of a full-time 5-year course. According to the European Standard on Osteopathy, it requires a MINIMUM of 4,800 hours of training including 1,000 hours of supervised clinical practice and training.