What is osteopathy?
May 12, 2013
It’s perhaps one of the most common questions that I’m asked as an osteopath practicing in British Columbia. Recently there has been a whole edition of the International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine dedicated to the principles of osteopathy. Within one of the articles there was a quote by A T Still the founder of osteopathy which resonated
“What is osteopathy? It is a scientific Knowledge of anatomy and physiology in the hands of a person of intelligence and skill, who can apply that knowledge to the use of man when sick or wounded by strains, shocks, falls, or mechanical derangement or injury of any kind to the body. An up-to-date osteopath must have a masterful knowledge of anatomy and physiology.”
Still AT Philosophy and Mechanical Principles of Osteopathy 1902