The International Academy of Osteopathy announced the passing of their dear lecturer Uwe Lehnkering who passed away on Thursday, February 9, 2023. Lecturer Lehnkering died after battling with a long illness. “He was a remarkable lecturer and an inspiration to all of us. His commitment and passion for osteopathy left a deep impression on us,” this statement was released by the IAO on their official Facebook page.
What’s the history of the IAO?
The IAO® was founded in 1987 by Michel Janssens († 1995), Grégoire Lason and Luc Peeters. In the same year, the first training courses were started in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. Over the years, the IAO® has grown into the largest academy of osteopathy in Europe. The IAO® has a rich history:
On January 4, the IAO opens its brand new campus “Portalis” at Bollebergen 2B, 9052 Ghent.
Luc Peeters will leave the IAO® on 8 February, completely unexpectedly and without giving a reason. Only Grégoire Lason remains of the founders. Together with his administrative and academic team, he remains highly motivated and starts building IAO 2.0.
On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, the Danish government presented the very first official recognition to osteopaths. That all 9 osteopaths who were the first to receive this Danish recognition are IAO Alumni makes us very proud.
A Post Academic Module (PAM) “Sports Osteopathy” is started in Ghent and in Copenhagen. This allows DOs to obtain both the Post Graduate Certificate (PGC) in Sports Osteopathy and the Master of Science in Osteopathy awarded by Buckinghamshire New University “BUCKS”.
From now on, we also work with BUCKS for our modular training (in Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark and Switzerland) and our PAMs (in Belgium, Denmark, and Switzerland). This means that students who successfully complete the modular course now also obtain the Master of Science in Osteopathy in addition to the DO diploma.
On May 15, 2018, a legal framework was established in Denmark for the profession of osteopath and osteopathy.
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