Just joined. So you know who I am, I am a British osteopath, qualified from the BSO in 1979. I have recently become aware of Howard Beardmore and the BIM, and have crossed swords with him on the forum Osteopathy For All. I think he would admit that - to his great displeasure - his views, and those of a small number of osteopaths who agree with him - do not refect those of the vast majority of osteopaths in britain. He is a follower of a now deceased osteopath John Wernham, who ran a very small osteopathic college in Maidstome (not to be confused with the ESO, also in Maidstome).
If you want to get a flavour of the a more mainstream osteopathy, can I humbly suggest a visit to the site of the South wales Osteopathic Society (google osteopathy, south wales). No doubt there will be peices of this with which you might take issue, but I think it gives a better picture of the way modern day osteopaths are thinking.Better to be criticised for what you think than what you don't