Membership Info – JOIN HERE
YOU NEED TO JOIN / REGISTER WITH ISOHC ON THIS PAGE BEFORE SUBSCRIBING TO THE VARIOUS MEMBERSHIP LEVELS.
READ BELOW FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE MEMBERSHIP LEVELS.
To apply to join, please fill out the form below, which will require a one off admin / application fee payment. There are several additional types of membership available – see below, and : – to subscribe to a membership level, click here:
YOU CAN SUBSCRIBE PER MONTH, OR PAY AN ANNUAL FEE FOR EACH MEMBERSHIP TIER.
Sign up / register first via the one off admin fee, using the form below, and then visit the available subscriptions page / link to first add basic membership – and after that, you can keep adding memberships to suit your interests!
Use the form below to join / register with ISOHC. Then you can add basic membership and then you can explore and add the different groups on offer! To add subscriptions after registration / signing up, go to your account page and subscriptions tab, and follow links there, or, follow the available subscriptions links on this page.
OUR MEMBERSHIP TIERS
- JOIN ISOHC – A ONE OFF £10 ADMIN JOINING FEE.
- SUBSCRIBE FOR BASIC MEMBERSHIP – one month free then £5 per month, OR £40 FOR AN ANNUAL MEMBERHIP.
- SUBSCRIBE ADDITIONAL £5 MONTHLY / PAY ADDITIONAL £40 ANNUAL FEE TO EACH OF THE DIFFERENT GROUPS / MEMBERSHIPS EG EVIDENCE CLUB, SIG’S ETC.
- For the monthly subscription memberships you are free to cease membership at any time, but, if you are in a clinical special interest group / category, you will need to maintain membership during a one year period prior to Fellowship application if you go that route, and Fellows must maintain a full annual subscription for 2 years prior to a Diplomate application. Recognised practitioner status in any special interest group requires a application and a fee. Please enquire.
- If you buy a monthly basic membership and add an annual SIG, you will lose access to the SIG if your monthly basic membership lapses and there is not refund for any part of the annual membership not used. This can be reinstated if you re-subscribe to the basic membership. Contact us if you have problems.
JOIN US (use above form) AND THEN: SIGN UP FOR MEMBERSHIPS HERE
Basic – this gives general updates, updates on our projects, news about global osteopathy, snapshot evidence comments, free CPD based on our current projects, and more.
THIS IS WHERE WE GET TO TALK OSTEOPATHY, DEFEND OSTEOPATHY, EXPLORE OSTEOPATHY, AND TO HAVE AN OPEN SPACE RESPECTFUL OF WHATEVER ASPECTS OF OSTEOPATHIC CARE WE IDENTIFY WITH.
The general membership is for every type of osteopathic approach – be it structural, cranial, visceral, general, functional, blended or whatever ‘your’ style of practice is, or what aspect of osteopathic philosophy it is ‘oriented’ around. Get updates and perspectives on a range of information about osteopathic principles, their current interpretation, their application in practice and what they mean to you as an individual osteopath or person who applies osteopathic principles and philosophy.
Here you can learn how to work within an Evidence Informed Framework, but importantly to get an idea of what evidence is in support of osteopathic principles, rather than always focusing on what evidence is lacking – to often absence of evidence is taken as evidence of a failed clinic pathway and is used as a vehicle to constrain practice. ISOHC believes that we need to identify gaps in evidence yes, but to find out how to develop research strategies that actually explore osteopathic principles, rather than use other evidence to limit osteopathic discussion.
Here you can find evidence in support of your field of care. This can still be done in a way which highlights gaps and illustrate what still needs answering – rather than continuously closing the debate on evidence informed practice. The general membership aims to explore where research gaps are and how an evidence framework can be built and shared. THIS CATEGORY OF MEMBERSHIP IS ALSO ABOUT HAVING OPPORTUNITIES ABOUT LEARNING TO CRITIQUE, TO USE AND DESIGN RESEARCH, UNDERTAKE AUDIT AND TO MANAGE YOUR EVIDENCE INFORMED PRACTICE.
The general membership category also helps gets information and ideas about osteopathy out into the public arena. We have a Journal – the Journal of Osteopathic Health – which is currently in development. Get support in submitting an article into our Journal (in development).
Accordingly, within the general membership we operate an article writing club, and can help you submit your work into our Journal, which will then put it through an independent peer review process and can help you pass on your understanding and knowledge and clinical experiences – you help with the patients and we help with the writing, evidence and publication!
The main focus will be evidence and information around our project work and special interest groups, but we are happy to discuss evidence for any situation, but in a way that builds foundations and building blocks for practice – discussing what is and isn’t there in a constructive way, grouping related research, looking for research ‘gaps’ and debating what is needed to fill the gaps and how to achieve this. The evidence / journal club will help practitioners in their individual dialogues with their patients and with others.
Independent Practitioners Voluntary Register – this is for practitioners with a primary osteopathic qualification. For further information please see the independent practitioners page.
Clinical Special Interest Group Membership (per category) – case analysis, standards for practice, mentoring / support, further continuing professional development opportunities, in depth evidence appraisal, and support for communication with other healthcare professionals / potential research partners.
CATEGORY ONE – GWH – the General Women’s health SIG. We were going to have one all encompassing category, but then felt 2 would better reflect peoples practice focus So, so instead of: WHOMBS – Women’s Health Obstetrics Mother and Baby Support. We have 2 – MAPPI – Maternal And Peri/Post Partum and Infant care, and GWH – General Women’s Health.
So, GWH – This category will offer CPD, training and professional support for osteopaths working in support of women across the lifespan, including urogynaecology, other visceral issues, the effects of hormones on tissues, body image and girls and women, puberty, menopause and other healthcare support across the lifespan. Complex pelvic pathology, complex pelvic floor and pelvic pain issues, dynamics of fertility and also post surgical support, and care for prolapse, for example are all included in this SIG.
Category Two – MAPPI – Maternal And Peri/Post Partum and Infant care. This specifically focuses on obstetrics, peripartum support, some post partum care and dynamics for the breastfeeding mother and care of the young infant in terms of feeding, settling, sleeping and self-regulating.
Category Three – SCOPB – Scoliosis, Posture and Balance Group.
Category Four – Visceral and Systemic Group
Category Five – General Paediatrics – separately to the MAPPI group, the general paediatrics group covers aspects of practice from babies through to adolescents.
Fellowship Membership – more information following shortly.
Diplomate Membership – more information following shortly – and please see below the comments on Elders in the Profession.
Supporting The Elder Statesmen and Stateswomen of our profession – a special category of Honorary Diplomate status.
This can be conferred by recommendation, for practitioners of long standing who have made outstanding contributions to the profession and who have published research and undertaken other scholarly endeavours. It is anticipated that only a few highly regarded members of the global osteopathic community may be offered this position, which can be conferred without the credentialing required of the main Fellowship or Diplomate Membership levels. This is a free membership category in respect of that individuals contributions over time.
For equiries regarding all membership categories, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org