Personal and Community Services

Job not influenced by AI Due to Its Predominantly Physical Nature


level of automation


Our comments:

While certain aspects of the osteopath profession may benefit from AI tools, such as AI-assisted diagnosis based on described symptoms or medical images, the core of this profession lies in touch and physical perception. Osteopathic manipulations require human expertise, sensitivity, and real-time adaptive responses that are irreplaceable.

However, AI tools could potentially assist in educating and advising patients on posture and exercises, although the true assessment of individual needs would still require human intervention. The human touch and individualized care provided by osteopaths are essential components of their practice.

This section reviews the 3 main tasks associated with the job studied and assesses the potential level of automation induced by AI ('AI Automation Impact').
The modeling uses 8 criteria detailed on the 'Methodology' page.
Tasks AI Automation Impact
Perform a comprehensive osteopathic diagnosis Moderate
Carry out manipulations to restore mobility to joints and tissues Low
Advise patients on proper postures and exercises to adopt Significant
Through our research, we have identified two pivotal categories of skills that will be impacted by AI-driven automation :
  • 'At-risk skills,' which are likely to become obsolete due to their susceptibility to automation
  • 'Future-proof skills', which are projected to retain their value and resist automation, thereby ensuring their relevance in the forthcoming job market.
Let's have a look at the future of your skills for this job :
At-risk Skills
Completing Medico-Administrative Documents With the advancement of patient management systems and electronic documentation, automation could greatly ease the entry and management of medico-administrative documents. Smart systems may also help in error avoidance.
Updating Technical Documentation AI can manage and update databases, automatically integrating new research and the latest advancements in the relevant technical documentation for the practitioner.
Future-proof Skills
Osteopathic Diagnostic and Manipulation Although certain technologies may assist in evaluating posture and mobility, the human touch, intuition, and experience are irreplaceable. Osteopathic diagnostic heavily relies on tactile sensation and interaction with the patient.
Patient Posture and Exercise Advice The osteopath's ability to provide specific and tailored advice based on clinical examination, medical history, and the individual needs of the patient is irreplaceable. This personalization strengthens the trust relationship between the professional and the patient, ensuring more effective and tailored care.

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