1892

1936

2012

First osteopathic college in US

Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine

Leading osteopathic college in UK

British College of Osteopathic Medicine

First and leading osteopathic Institute in Korea

Korean Osteopathic Institute

Korean Osteopathic Institute

 

The Korean Osteopathic Institute (KOI) is the first and only osteopathic education institution in Korea with a structured education programme, which follows the 'Benchmarks for Training in Osteopathy', the guideline of World Health Organization (2010). KOI has presented few historical ostepathic conferences by inviting British, Irish and French osteopaths to introduce osteopathic medicine to the medical professionals in South Korea such as medical doctors, dentists, oriental medical dotors, and physiotherapist. 

 

KOI is internationally regarded as one of the Asia’s best specialist osteopathic education institutions. KOI was founded in Seoul in 2011 by the first Korean osteopath trained and registered in UK, Byungho Joseph Kim and his first student taught in Korea, Junghoon Ahn. During its short history, KOI has become a Asia leader in osteopathic education and research in collaboration with metropolitan hospitals and medical colleges in Korea.

 

Osteopathic Education Center

Osteopathic Education Center

Asia's osteopathic education and research hub

Co-founders

Co-founders

Co-operation with Mr. Ahn

1st historical osteopathic lecture

1st historical osteopathic lecture

Introduction of osteopathic medicine to medical professionals

1st Osteopathic Conference 2012

1st Osteopathic Conference 2012

British trained osteopaths, Terence P.M and Joseph B.K, made presentations

2nd Osteopathic Conference 2013

2nd Osteopathic Conference 2013

Another presentations for medical professionals in Seoul

2nd Osteopathic Conference 2013

2nd Osteopathic Conference 2013

Worked hard to introduce osteopathic medicine in Korea

3rd Osteopathic Conference 2014

3rd Osteopathic Conference 2014

French osteopath Thibault introduced the art of osteopthy in diagnosis and treatment

3rd Osteopathic Conference 2013

3rd Osteopathic Conference 2013

'Osteopathic treatment with fascial approach'

4th Osteopathic Conference 2014

4th Osteopathic Conference 2014

Joseph explained the functional anatomy for visceral osteopathy

MOU with Champodo Hospital

MOU with Champodo Hospital

Director of the hospital became an sponsor and adviser for KOI development

Lecture

Lecture

Art of Palpation for osteopathic diagnosis

Lecture

Lecture

Learning neurological examination

Lecture

Lecture

Advanced visceral anatomy lecture

The first and only osteopathic institute in Korea

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Mission Statement

 

The Korean Osteoapthic Institute (KOI) seeks to provide medical professionals in Korea and Asia with the highest quality osteopathic education programmes enable them to practice evidence-based ostepathic medicine. KOI provides leadership in osteopathic education, research and health care in Korea and Asian countries.