Osteopathic medicine is a branch of medical science which is performed by Osteopathic Physicians and Osteopaths.
OM is based on the philosophy and principles of Dr. A.T. Still. OM combines these principles with the general accepted standards in medicine.
OM emphasizes the interrelationship between structure and function in the body and has an appreciation of the body’s capacity of saluto genetic resources in restoring and maintaining health.
OM includes a comprehensive manual assessment, diagnosis and therapy as well as prevention of somatic dysfunctions in the muscular-skeletal system (parietal), the inner organs (visceral) and the peripheral and central nervous system (cranio-sacral).
OM is an extension and completion of the regular medical system in the context of an integrated patient care which is focused upon both evidence based and patient centred medicine.