What is osteopathy?
Osteopathy is based on the certainty that all systems in the body work together, are related and therefore disorders in one system can affect the functioning of others. It is, therefore, a holistic practice.
The treatment, which is manual, is called osteopathic manipulation, and consists of a set of practical techniques aimed at relieving pain, restoring functions and promoting health and well-being. It uses a large number of techniques (high speed and short amplitude pulses, functional techniques, inhibitions, etc.) to restore harmony and balance.
According to its principles, the manipulation of the musculoskeletal system can cure vital organ diseases or diseases, since this manipulation would help to revitalize the blood supply or restore the degree of normal mobility to the damaged joint and therefore Healing of the patient.
Philosophy and characteristics of osteopathy.
Osteopathy offers a wide range of approaches to maintaining health and managing disease. Osteopathy is based on the following principles for the treatment and management of the patient:
In the treatment of the disease, the osteopath is not based on electricity, X-rays, hydrotherapy, or any auxiliary means, but on osteopathic manipulations.
Osteopathy, depending on the structure of the body where it is applied, uses different techniques:
Structural techniques: directed to the restoration of the musculoskeletal apparatus and posture, with special attention to the spine and to treat injuries.
Among the main indications of this type of therapeutic approach are those musculo-skeletal dysfunctions that occur with pain at the level of the spine and extremities and that are caused by trauma, accidents, repetitive movements, bad postures, Visceral function, stress, etc.
In the United States osteopaths are considered doctors and, therefore, can prescribe and practice the surgery. The degree obtained after completing university studies is that of "Doctor in Osteopathy". In European countries where studies of osteopathy are recognized, the training is university and equivalent to a second cycle (previously must have a bachelor's degree in health sciences).
Andrew Taylor Still was born on 6 August 1828 Wooden Hut in Lee County, Virginia.