In modern health care systems, osteopathic medicine possesses a strong integrative resource.
Traditionally the pathogenesis model is anchored in standard medical practice. For the last 20 years the bio-psycho-social model has become more popular.
The direct opposite of the pathogenesis model is the ‘salutogenesis’ model. In this model we do not look for the morbid factors creating disease, rather we look for the forces within the body which achieve, restore or maintain health.
The patient centred view of health and disease in Osteopathy can integrate nearly all theses aspects. Simultaneously, critical thinking and ‘evidence based’ or ‘evidence informed’ medicine are elementary parts of osteopathic medicine. Both aspects together are the fundamental basis of an integrative resource.