Osteopathy was developed by the American doctor Andrew Taylor Still in 1874. Dr Still was the first physician to fully realize and investigate the profound relationship between the structure of the body and its function with respect to pain and general physiology.
Osteopathy is a “whole person” philosophy of medicine, where doctors of osteopathic medicine endorse an approach that treats the entire person, rather than a specific complaint. Attention is given to prevention, wellness, and helping the body to heal itself. Because the body is viewed as a whole, special focus is given to understanding body mechanics and the interrelationship of the body’s organs and systems.
In Australia, Osteopaths are statutorily registered practitioners who have a five year, full-time university double degree. The training covers anatomy, physiology, pathology and general medical diagnosis in addition to Osteopathic technique. Osteopaths are primary care practitioners.
Osteopathy treats a broad range of conditions from new born to elderly, you can know more about it by visiting treatment and conditions.