What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a manual assessment and treatment that emphasizes the interrelationship between structure and function of the body. Osteopaths are functional anatomists who use manual therapy. They find the health, rather than focus on disease. Osteopathic treatment works to restore proper body mechanics, nerve impulses and the circulation of body fluids.
What is an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner?
Osteopathic Manual Practitioners follow the theory that imbalances in the human structure contribute to or are directly related to the development and/or maintenance of disease. Anatomy and physiology is the foundation of Osteopathic treatment. Practitioners recognize that the human body is self-regulating and self-healing – and will strive for health if given a chance. Our role is to encourage this self-healing capacity through manual treatment – to convert the physical into the physiological. We allow nature to do its job of removing any and all obstacles and obstructions that will interfere with the proper nutrition and drainage of the body’s tissue. Understanding and adjusting the anatomical unity of the human structure is our job.
All Practitioners have a Minimum Knowledge of:
- 4 year Masters of osteopathic education at minimum
- 4200 hours of total education minimum in those 4 years
- 1000 hours of Supervised Practical Training in a dedicated supervised clinical environment