The German Association of Osteopaths, VOD e.V., was founded 1994 and currently has 5900 members.
The VOD is a Full Member of the OIA.
As there is still no regulation of the profession German osteopaths can work in first access under the „Heilpraktiker Law“ or as a medical doctor.
VOD e.V. essentially pursues three goals:
– legal recognition of osteopaths as an independent profession
– provides information about osteopathy and conducts quality assurance in the interest of the patients
– connecting patients with highly qualified osteopaths
President: Prof. Marina Fuhrmann MSc. DO
Address: Wilhelmstraße 42, 65183 Wiesbaden, Germany