Definition of Osteopathy

„Osteopathy is a natural medicine which restores function to the organism by treating the causes of pain and imbalance. To achieve this goal, an osteopath uses the quality and finesse of his of her palpation skills to determine the position, mobility and quality of the tissues." 

Philippe Druelle, D.O.

Osteopathy was first described and taught by Andrew Taylor Still in 1874.

The aim of an osteopathic manual treatment is to return mobility to the different elements of the organism, allowing for adequate interrelation and a more appropriate regulation between each system of the human body (musculoskeletal, circulatory, digestive, pulmonary, nervous system etc). The patient is assessed and treated as a whole, in its totality.

Osteopathic Philosophy:

“We teach you anatomy in all its branches, that you may be able to have and keep a living picture before your mind all the time, so you can see all joints, ligaments, muscles, glands, arteries, veins, lymphatic, superficial and deep fascia, all organs, how they are fed, what they must do, and why they are expected to do a part, and what would follow in case that part was not well done and on time”

Dr. Still, founder of Osteopathy


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