History of Osteopathy


History of Osteopathy

Andrew Taylor Still, medical doctor and surgeon by profession, was the first to treat patients as a whole, searching for the causes of dysfunction rather the symptoms. Devoted to his patients, he was blessed with great success by restoring the dynamic equilibrium of the structures and the quality of the natural functions of the organism.

Dr. Still created the first school of osteopathic medicine in Kirksville, Missouri and the first charter of the American School of Osteopathy was registered May 10th, 1892. At the dawn of the 20th century, a student of his, William Garner Sutherland, D.O. pursued his work and applied the osteopathic concepts to the cranial field and the cranio-sacral functional unit.

By continuing his work, several osteopaths have played an important role in the history and evolution of the Tradition by transmitting the biodynamic aspect of Osteopathy, such as Rollin Becker, D.O., Thomas Schooley, D.O., Ann Wales, D.O., Viola M. Frymann, D.O., Harold I. Magoun, D.O., etc.

You will become familiar with their discoveries and therapeutic methods during your studies.


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