What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a manual therapy that focuses on the interrelationship of structure and function of the human body.
Osteopathy was founded by Dr. Andrew Taylor Still in the 1870s. He was an American physician with a mechanical mind. After losing 3 of his children to spinal meningitis, it forced him to look at the body in a different way. He believed our bodies are designed to be perfect, and therefore, if disease was present, it was due to some sort of imbalance. Osteo, meaning "structure", and pathos, meaning "suffering of", Osteopathy itself means "the suffering of the structure."
Still focused on mechanical removal of the restriction to the free circulation of fluids and the nutrients carried within those fluids. He believed that once these “mechanical blockages” to the free flow of fluids were removed, the free circulation of all the fluids of the body would naturally return