What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is one of the branches of alternative medicine. It considers the defection of structural-anatomical relations between various organs and parts of the body  as a cause of illness. So the goal of osteopathy is to put these organs or parts of the body in their places.

One of the basic rules of osteopathy is the lack of medicines. Mostly, osteopaths treat injuries of the spine, joints and skull, some diseases of the nervous system associated with disorders in the spine, but it is argued that osteopathy can also help cope with the chronic chronic diseases of the inner organs.

Osteopathy treats the human body as a single system. There is no isolated trauma in human body - the violations in one organ or one part of a person's body involve diseases and traumas in other parts of the body. For example, a nerve clamp in the hip can provoke fatigue and apathy, as well as severe stress can cause pain in the chest and disrupts the proper functioning of the heart and lungs.

Osteopathy is a very young branch of medicine, it was invented only in the late 19th century by the American surgeon Dr. Still. Despite the fact that for a long time osteopathy was not recognized in the scientific community and was considered a marginal branch of medicine, it is now recognized  by  healthcare institutions and even taught in universities.

Study programs in Osteopathy

Study programs in Osteopathy are rather rare, but on our website you can find some of them, for example BA Osteopathy in Royal Melbourne University, Australia, or MA Osteopathy in Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain. Study programs in Osteopathy are usually graduate, so applicants are expected to have a Bachelor degree in Clinical Medicine or Physiotherapy.