Osteopathy was created by American physician Andrew Taylor Still by the time of the American Civil War at the end of the 19th century.
The word "Osteopathy" derives from the Greek words "osteon" and "pathos" meaning "bone" and "suffering", respectively. Despite its name simply refer to the bone, Osteopathy is a manual therapy currently used in the rehabilitation of whole tissue (muscle, fascial, osteo-articular, nervous and visceral), approaching the subject as a whole and not just the parties affected the pathology.
Osteopathy is an autonomous system of primary health care, which is based on differential diagnosis and treatment of various diseases, and prevention of health without the use of drugs or surgery. Osteopathy emphasizes its action centered on the patient, rather than the conventional system based on disease.
Handling techniques are used, with the objective of restoring lost mobility and provide balance to the musculoskeletal system, visceral and cranial sacral, to maintain the elasticity of tissue in all systems.
It's a way to find proper posture and movements without pain. Adjusting the internal balance and eliminating tensions, aims at a holistic harmony of the body, providing welfare.
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