WHAT IS OSTEOPATHY?
Osteopathy is a system of medicine which provides skilled diagnosis and treatment primarily concerning the structure and function of the body, i.e. the bones, joints, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues. It seeks to overcome the wide range of conditions resulting in disturbance of the body's framework and moving parts.
THE HISTORY OF OSTEOPATHY.
Osteopathy has grown in popularity in recent years; it is actually almost as old as modern medicine. It began in the USA in 1874, and found its way into Britan and Ireland in the early part of the century. Osteopathy is used in hospitals in the UK. Referral by your doctor is welcome but not essential. It is always helpful for you GP to know that you are visiting the clinic.
Andrew Taylor Still was the founder of Osteopathy. "Andrew Taylor Still believed that osteopathy was a necessary discovery, because the current medical practices of his day often caused significant harm and conventional medicine had failed to shed light on the etiology and effective treatment of disease." – Wikipedia