Can anyone call themselves an Osteopath? Osteopaths practicing in South Africa all comply with the minimum standards of registration as stipulated by the Allied Health Professionals Council of South Africa. Practitioners who do not meet these standards are not permitted to practice Osteopathy or claim to be an osteopath in South Africa.

Please be aware that some terms such as osteopractic, osteomyology and myosteopractic etc. do exist but essentially this is not osteopathy.