Osteopathy is a science developed in the late 1800's by Andrew Taylor Stills. He believed the structure of the human body was directly related to how it functioned. By properly aligning bones and increasing mobility in the joints, the body will have an increased tendency to correct and self heal. Balancing the musculoskeletal system and visceral organs directly effects the nervous, circulatory and lymphatic systems. Correcting the whole body balances, prevents and corrects various conditions and symptoms. Osteopathy began as manual model of therapy. As medicine in the United States changed, Osteopathy moved toward the medical model. US trained Osteopaths are currently Doctors who can prescribe drugs and diagnose. Osteopathy spread to Europe and Canada where it still remains a non-medical, drugless, hands-on manual therapy.
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