Definitions for osteopathyˌɒs tiˈɒp ə θi
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
os•te•op•a•thyˌɒs tiˈɒp ə θi(n.)
a system of medical practice emphasizing the manipulation of muscles and bones to promote structural integrity and the relief of certain disorders.
Origin of osteopathy:
therapy based on the assumption that restoring health is best accomplished by manipulating the skeleton and muscles
The branch of therapy based on manipulation of bones and muscles