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What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy What To Expect

Menashe Rakhamimov BSc., DOMP

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Osteopathy is a holistic approach of manual medicine based on philosophical principles introduced by the founder of osteopathy Dr. A.T. Still.

These basic principles are:

 • Our body is a unique biological unit
 • The body has the inherent ability to defend, heal, correct & regulate itself
 • Structure and function are reciprocally interrelated. Any structural changes affect function and vice versa

Another important concept of osteopathy is somatic dysfunction.
Somatic dysfunction is altered or impaired function of related components of the somatic system: skeletal with arthrovertebral, myofascial structures, and related vascular and neural elements.

It includes:

  • Tissue texture changes
  • Asymmetry of structure
  • Restriction of motion
  • Tenderness to palpation

The goal of an osteopathic manual treatment is to restore the normal functioning of the affected areas of the body with somatic dysfunctions by stimulating a more appropriate healing process and interrelations between different systems of the human body (musculoskeletal, nervous, circulatory, pulmonary, digestive system etc). The patient is assessed and treated as a whole unique unit.