Definitions for osteopathyˌɒs tiˈɒp ə θi

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

os•te•op•a•thyˌɒs tiˈɒp ə θi(n.)

  1. a system of medical practice emphasizing the manipulation of muscles and bones to promote structural integrity and the relief of certain disorders.

    Category: Medicine

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. osteopathy(noun)

    therapy based on the assumption that restoring health is best accomplished by manipulating the skeleton and muscles


  1. osteopathy(Noun)

    The branch of therapy based on manipulation of bones and muscles


  1. Osteopathy

    Osteopathy is a philosophy and form of alternative healthcare which emphasizes the interrelationship between structure and function of the body, as well as the body's ability to heal itself. Osteopaths claim to facilitate the healing process, principally by the practice of manual and manipulative therapy. The scope of practice of osteopathic practitioners varies by country. In general, osteopaths trained outside of the U.S. are not physicians, and are limited in practice to non-invasive manual therapies, and may provide nutritional, postural, and other health advice. Conversely, U.S. trained osteopathic physicians practice the entire scope of modern medicine. Both American and non-American osteopaths are primary-contact health care practitioners. To avoid confusion, the American Osteopathic Association recommends using the terms osteopathic physician and osteopathic medicine to distinguish individuals trained in osteopathic medicine in the United States from osteopaths trained in osteopathy, the restricted-scope form of practice outside of North America. Osteopaths are usually trained at a Bachelor's or Master's degree level in the biomedical sciences and general medical diagnosis, with the addition of osteopathic techniques, but without pharmacology and surgery.I


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