Jean-Pierre Hortoland

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Jean-Pierre Hortoland (born in Marseillan, Hérault, on 28 May 1947) is a French rugby union player. At 1m 80 and 102 kg (5'11" and 224 lbs), he played left prop for AS Béziers and RC Narbonne[1] and in the French national team against Australia at Colombes on 27 November 1971.[2] Armand Vaquerin replaced him at Béziers from the 1971/1972 season.

Hortoland has the distinction of having played in the best years of two first division clubs from his region.

Today, he is a physiotherapist-osteopath and currently head of the Institut franco-britannique d'ostéopathie (Franco-British Institute of Osteopathy) in Béziers.[3] He is the author of several works in this discipline.

Hortoland participates in local political life in Béziers in support of the Greens (les Verts).


  • Selected to represent France, 1971
  • French rugby champion, 1971, with AS Béziers
  • Challenge Yves du Manoir 1973 and 1974 with RC Narbonne
  • French championship finalist 1974 with RC Narbonne
  • Junior French champion, 1968, with AS Béziers


  • Encyclopédie d'ostéopathie articulaire. Tome 1, Iliaque, pubis, coxo-fémorale, genou (2005)
  • Encyclopédie d'ostéopathie cranio-viscérale. Tome 2 (2006)
  • Encyclopédie d'ostéopathie cranio-viscérale. Tome 3 (2006)
  • Encyclopédie d'ostéopathie articulaire. Tome 4, Épaule, coude, poignet, main (2006)[4]
  • Encyclopédie d'Ostéopathie Articulaire (vol 1 and vol 2)
  • Encyclopédie d'Ostéopathie à visée Viscérale, Fasciale, crânienne et ses relations musculo-squelettiques (vol 1 and vol 2 )
  • Ostéopathie et Articulation Temporo-mandibulaire
  • Le Traitement des Chaînes Musculaires
  • Encyclopédie d'Ostéopathie crânio-viscérale (4 volumes)[5]


This article incorporates information from this version of the equivalent article on the French Wikipedia.