a branch of medical practice that emphasizes the treatment of medical disorders through the manipulation and massage of the bones, joints, and muscles.
What is Osteopathy
In 1874, Andrew Taylor Still, MD, DO (1828-1917) established the practice of manual Osteopathy in the United States of America, with the aim of using manual (hands-on) techniques to improve circulation and correct altered biomechanic, without the use of medications.
Osteopathy is manual medicine. It is the art of using hands to treat acute or chronic pain, physical restrictions,limitations and lesions caused by illnesses, accidents, traumas and repetitive injuries, which tend to be common amongst all ages. The therapeutic approach is what makes this practice unique. Osteopathic practitioners observe their patient as a whole in oppose to solely treating the symptoms. The logic behind this is that all the systems in our body are connected to each other and affect one another, therefore they must be observed holistically.
Osteopathy has changed lives of millions. There is an increasing demand for qualified manual osteopaths, due to a growing desire to treat health issues in a safe and natural manner. Despite an era of spectacular medical advances and a multitude of medication, manual osteopathy brings the best of what alternative medicine has to offer. This profession resorts to hands- on techniques including soft tissue stretching, deep tactile pressure, and mobilization of joints. Osteopathy adds a whole new dimension to the healthcare field as a non-invasive manual therapy, to treat and prevent illnesses and injuries.