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Insurance Recognition

Our association represents Manual Osteopathic therapists only. Our members are highly qualified practitioners who have obtained Type 2 training in accordance to the WHO guidelines. Type 2 programs have been developed for those with previous healthcare training, and offers a minimum of 1000 hours of education from recognized manual osteopathic schools.

Because of the caliber of training required by NMOS, the following insurance companies recognize NMOS members. Insurance companies do have their own requirements, and each individual may be subject to approval. Please check with your benefits plan administrator and your Manual Osteopath to confirm the coverage available. 

  • Canada Life
  • Green Shield Canada
  • Manulife Financial
  • Sun Life
  • Desjardins Insurance
  • Cowan Insurance Group
  • Pacific Blue Cross

In addition to the above insurance companies, the following are also recognized in Alberta:

  • Equitable Life of Canada-non virtual only
  • Alberta Blue Cross
  • Empire Life

Direct Billing is now available with Telus eclaims

About NMOS

Manual Osteopathic therapy is under-represented nationwide, we were established to provide services and recognition to our manual osteopathic members. We are a not for profit association.

While we are located in central Alberta, we represent manual osteopathic therapists nationwide. Our members enjoy the freedom of traveling and working within the provinces and territories throughout Canada. This removes the hassle of joining new associations in each province.

We provide membership options for those actively working in the industry through our Active Membership category and for those who are not currently working through our Inactive Membership category. We also have an Honorary Membership that is bestowed by the board upon any member or non-member who has by meritorious service supported NMOS and its objectives.

Manual Osteopathy is under-represented nationwide; we invite you to join NMOS in promoting our community and connecting with those seeking effective, safe, and natural treatments.

Philosophy of Practice

The musculoskeletal system is intimately connected with all other systems of the body, and is a mirror of both health and disease.

Body structure and function are intimately related. Any abnormality in the structure or function of a body part may lead to disorder and disease in another.

The body has the inherent ability to defend and repair itself. When normal adaptability is disrupted, or when environmental changes overcome the body’s capacity for self-maintenance, disorder or disease may result.

Rational treatment is based on these preceding principles.

NMOS Mission

“We are dedicated to the art and practice of manual osteopathic therapy and to the recognition and support of our fellow manual osteopathic therapists.”

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