Full Service Community
From Start to Finish and Beyond
The CAO provides college education in the theory and application of principles based manual osteopathic treatment. Our school teaches students the mechanical and physiological reasoning behind health problems to help them choose the appropriate osteopathic therapy to address these issues.
CAO Students are taught to think critically and provide rational treatment, enabling themselves to tailor treatment to a patient’s specific needs.
& Professional Recognition
The Ontario Osteopathic Association (OOA) establishs and maintains standards for ethical osteopathy treatment, promoting osteopathic care for the public, mandating accountability in practice, and providing continuing education to its members. The OOA in turn provides a directory of osteopathic practitioners to the public whose training and qualifications meet the highest standard across Ontario and Canada.
Canadian Journal of Osteopathy
Quarterly Issue Magazine
Featuring historical articles, references and commentary from past and present Doctors of Osteopathy both from the US and abroad.
Robert Johnston, Principal
Robert has published several books on osteopathic principles and practicing while frequently lecturing abroad from Europe to Japan.
Principles Based Curriculum. Multiples streams and educational add-ons.
No matter what your educational or professional background may be, if you are committed to pursuing a career in osteopathy, our college has made it possible for you to study osteopathy and enter this exciting field with customizable options that suit your learning style. Our modified attendance format allows students to keep a part time job or to live in their home city and commute to Hamilton on “Mod weeks”
College Portal Featuring Modules, Videos, Quizzes & More
State of the art Google Apps for Education enabled suite including unlimited personal cloud storage, school email address, and featuring in depth anatomy and physiology lectures from highly educated professors.
Students have 24 Hour access online to all classroom presentations on video with audio commentary from professors and can obtain interactive help from professors.
Free Public Osteopathy Clinic
1000+ Hours Training Requirement
Student Clinic is a not for profit providing free osteopathic treatments to members of the Hamilton, Ontario community and surrounding Greater Toronto Area. A great resource for students to learn business & clinic management skills along their required training hours.
New Events & Media Aggregated
from Every Division of the College
Providing unique learning experiences to students with trips to ATS University in Kirksville, Missouri. Founders weekend and the Grand Event are annual celebrations of osteopathic education of the highest standards. Including Youtube demonstration videos.
ROBERT JOHNSTON. PRINCIPAL
CHOOSING A LIFE LONG CAREER CAN BE HARD
Discovering Why the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy is
Canada’s Leader in Osteopathic Education is Easy
& Industry Stability
The OOA is a voluntary, not for profit, professional association in Ontario. It is committed to promoting osteopathic health care to the public, establishing and maintaining standards for safe and effective treatment, mandating accountability, ethical practice and continuing education amongst its members, and providing a list of practitioners to the public whose training and qualifications are of the highest standard.
Canadian Health Insurance Industry Approved
There are no shortcuts to insurance coverage. All members of the OOA have completed 4 years of osteopathic education as part of the membership requirement to joint the association. Seeing a practitioner with less than 4 years of training can be very dangerous. There is no way to condense 4 years of education into anything less. It takes extensive clinical and classroom training, to hone the treatment skills of an effective and safe manual osteopathic practitioner.
& Lecture Series
The Canadian Institute of Classical Osteopathy holds regular workshops, lectures and demonstrations with the intent of welcoming osteopaths from around the globe to share their understanding of manual osteopathic practice.
Continuing education units (CEUs) are awarded for completing these events
Previous guests have included:
Lecturers, & Historians
The CICO has hosted and continues to host world renowned Osteopaths, Lecturers, and Historians
Jason Haxton, M.A., is the Director of the Museum of Osteopathic Medicine
Dr. Charlie Beck, D.O., F.A.A.O has visited the CICO multiple times to share his excellent hands on methods and principles of OMM.
National Supporter Registry & Graduates List
Classically trained Osteopathic practitioners are listed in the Canadian Registry of Classical Osteopathic Practitioners. The CICO also welcomes those who support Classical Osteopathy and wish to learn more about it. It lists non-classically trained osteopaths and current students of osteopathy in its list of Canadian Classical Osteopathy Supporters.
To find a Classically Trained Osteopathic practitioner near you visit the OOA website.