First introduced by founder A.T. Stills in the 1870s, osteopathy is a science, a philosophy, and a practice.
Osteopathy is a manual form of therapy that emphasizes the relationship between the structure and function of the human body. This therapy follows a belief in the body’s ability to self-heal and self-regulate, which is why manual osteopathic practitioners do not see themselves as healers, but instead as facilitators to health.
What Does an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner Do?
Osteopathy focuses on facilitating the health of joints and muscles through non-invasive manual therapy, helping to strengthen the framework of the body, and acts as a complementary therapy alongside conventional medicine.
By working with the interrelated systems and functions of the human body, manual osteopathic therapy can return the body to normal health so it can self-heal and self-regulate.
Osteopathic manual practitioners focus on joints, muscles, and spine. Treatment can also assist with sleep cycles and the nervous, circulatory, and lymphatic symptoms.
Osteopathic treatment can assist with:
- Back pain
- Tennis elbow
- Digestive issues
- Postural problems
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