AIO was formed in 2017, following the recent paradigm shift with the opening of degrees in Osteopathy, the clear increase in the expression of the profession in Portuguese society and an increase in scientific research for Osteopathy in Portugal.

The AIO has been created with the interests of professionals, students of osteopathy and the public alike by promoting the use of osteopathy as a whole-person approach to health. This Association is chaired by the osteopath MSc. Margarida Martins and includes elements from various parts of the Portuguese territory. The AIO is currently formed of over 200 members and continues to grow daily.