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This episode will continue to answer the question: “What is Osteopathy?” The Osteopathic approach to healthcare is the clinical application of Osteopathic philosophy. We will explore the “Ten Major Principles of Osteopathic Treatment.” We have thoughtfully organized what we know to be the most important ways in which an Osteopath applies the art and science of Osteopathy.
Osteopathic philosophy forms the foundation of the distinctive Osteopathic approach to healthcare. Andrew Taylor Still did not give us a book of Osteopathic techniques, instead he gave us a rich and detailed philosophy—hidden in plain sight—in his extensive published works. These “Ten Key Concepts” form the basis of the work of our hands, revealed in what we call Osteopathic Manipulation. We as a profession are much more than the undemanding four tenets of Osteopathy outlined by some professional organizations. This podcast explores the extensive philosophy of Osteopathy in an accessible and conversational manner that presents the authenticity of our profession to the world.
This episode starts by asking an important question: What is Osteopathy? Osteopathic Medicine is a healthcare system that uses Osteopathic manipulation and the clinical application of Osteopathic principles in patient care. We discuss the etymology of the word “Osteopathy,” licensing of a DO inside and outside the United States, explain the differences between an Osteopath and Osteopathic Physician as well as the differences between Osteopathy and Osteopathic Medicine, and finally we will delineate key terms and definitions relating to the Osteopathic profession. Most importantly, Osteopathy does not exist without the inclusion of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine.
We developed this podcast out of our passion for Osteopathy and the recognition that our profession needs a more intimate discussion, or a conversational approach to who we are and what we do.
Be well, listen deeply, and stay curious.