Any disease of the bones.
A system of treatment based on the theory that diseases are chiefly due to deranged mechanism of the bones, nerves, blood vessels, and other tissues, and can be remedied by manipulations of these parts. Modern practitioners use the therapeutic and diagnostic techniques of modern medicine as well as manipulative procedures.
The method of treatment which employs the manipulation of bones and other parts, in order to restore them to efficient function.
This involves massage and the manipulation of joints, especially the vertebrae of the spine, to correct skeletal misalignment and encourage self-healing.
A medical treatment claiming to cure many diseases and illnesses through manipulation of the body's joints.
treatment of joints and soft tissue using muscle relaxation and joint articulation techniques.
A system of therapy emphasizing primary medical care and the importance of body mechanics and manipulation to correct abnormalities.
A therapeutic system based upon detecting and correcting faulty structure.
This form of medicine works with the musculoskeletal system to treat joint problems, chronic pain, menstrual problems, arthritis and many other conditions. Doctors use joint manipulation and physical therapy to stimulate the body's healing capabilities.
Any disease of a bone.
focuses on musculo-skeletal system and involves the manipulation of joints and soft tissues, as well as instruction in proper posture and exercise. An osteopathic physician considers lifestyle, diet, and psychological factors to improve the functioning of the body and maintaining health.
therapy based on the assumption that restoring health is best accomplished by manipulating the skeleton and muscles
A system of diagnosis and treatment, usually by manipulation, that mainly focuses on musculo-skeletal problems, but a few schools claim benefits across a wider spectrum of disorders. Historically differs from chiropractic in its underlying theory that it is impairment of blood supply and not nerve supply that leads to problems.
Osteopathic medicine is a system of health care based on the premise that disease is the result of the relationship between anatomical structure and physiological function. Structure and function are considered interdependent and a normally functioning musculoskeletal system plays an important role in wellness, disease prevention and recover. Osteopathic physicians may use all accepted medical means including surgery, drugs, patient education and manipulation of the body.
Like chiropractic treatment, osteopathy is concerned with keeping the bodyâ€™s structure correct through massage and manipulation.
A branch of medicine that specializes in treatment that allows the body to heal itself by removing internal and external roadblocks to normal function; any bone disease.
Structure governs function is he tenet of osteopathy. Andrew Taylor Still is given credit for initiating the system at the end of the American Civil War but there is much in common with Chiropractic and the Eastern techniques of ensuring that the skeleton is in correct alignment so that nerves are not pinched.
A system of treatment founded by Andrew Taylor Still (1828-1917) and based on the theory that the body is capable of making its own remedies against disease and other toxic conditions when it is in normal structural relationship and has favorable environmental conditions and adequate nutrition. It utilizes generally accepted physical, medicinal, and surgical methods of diagnosis and therapy, while placing chief emphasis on the importance of normal body mechanics and manipulative methods of detecting and correcting faulty structure.
a sysem of medicine based on the belief that the body is vital mechanical organism whose structural and functional integrity are coordinated and interdependent. That disturbances in the musculoskeletal system can therefore cause disorder elsewhere in the body. Osteopaths can prescribe drugs and perform surgery, they are more likely to presecribe physical therapy or musculoskeletal.
the school of medicine and surgery founded in 1874 by Andrew T. Still, M.D., that emphasizes the self-healing, interdependent properties of the body and the importance of the unimpeded circulatory and nerve systems of the body in maintaining health
medical discipline that is based primarily on the manual diagnosis and treatment of impaired function resulting from loss of movement of all kinds of tissues. The osteopath treats not only problems of the locomotor system (joints, muscles, tendons, etc.) but also certain forms of headaches, breathing difficulties and digestive disorders.
A method or system of treating various diseases of the human body (without the use of drugs) by manipulation applied to various nerve centers, rubbing, pulling, kneading parts of the body, flexing and manipulating the limbs, and the mechanical readjustment of any bones, muscles or ligaments not in the normal position, with a view to removing the cause of disorder and aiding the restorative force of nature in cases where the trouble originated in misplacement of the parts, irregular nerve action, or defective circulation.
A medicinal system based on the premise that all aspects of the living body are fundamentally interconnected, and that any disturbance in the healthy balance in one area can be the cause of problems in another.
A medical therapy that emphasizes manipulative procedures and uses medication or surgery and specializes in various areas of medicine.
A system of medicine based on the theory that disturbances in the musculoskeletal system affect other bodily parts, causing many disorders that can be corrected by various manipulative techniques in conjunction with conventional medical, surgical, pharmacological, and other therapeutic procedures.
A therapeutic approach to the practice of medicine that uses all usual forms of medical therapy and diagnosis, including drugs, surgery, and radiation, which places greater emphasis on the role of the relationship of the organs and the musculoskeletal system than in conventional medicine. Osteopathic physicians recognize and correct structural problems using manipulation.
The practice of treating medical conditions through the science of the bone. Treatment is designed to cure a disease usually caused by deformation of the spine through manipulation The treatment is not always related to the spine and can take different forms of manipulation of different parts of the body.
Traditional osteopathy was one of the most frequently recommended treatments in the Cayce readings. Traditional osteopaths utilized massage and manipulation, in addition to a variety of relatively natural therapies, such as hydrotherapy and diet. Underlying traditional osteopathy are the ideas that anatomy (structure) and physiology (function) are closely interrelated and mutually interdependent. Illness is often caused by structural impairment, which causes the systems of the body to become out of coordination with each other. Currently, osteopathic medicine relies heavily on drugs and surgery and has largely abandoned its traditional use of the hands to diagnose and treat illness.
A medical therapy that emphasises manipulative procedures and uses medication or surgery and specialises in various areas of medicine.
A school of healing that teaches that the body is a vital mechanical organism whose structural and functional integrity are coordinated and interdependent, and that the abnormality of either constitutes disease. Its major contribution to treatment is manipulation.
Osteopathy is a school of medicine which assumes a profound, if not central role for the musculoskeletal system in health and disease. Osteopathy emphasises a holistic approach and the skilled use of a range of manual and physical therapies (Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, or OMM in the United States) in the prevention and treatment of disease, particularly, but not solely, joint, muscle and nerve problems, such as back, neck and head pain. Osteopaths (or Osteopathic Physcians or Doctors of Osteopathy (DO) in the US) often see their role as facilitating the body's own recuperative powers by treating musculoskeletal or somatic dysfunction.