This is based on the “triune man” with body mind and spirit.
For Dr. A.T. Still osteopathy was more a philosophy than a technique. His way of complex thinking anticipated cybernetic system theory and chaos theory about 75 years before these theories had been developed. A.T. Still was a visionary and complex thinker. His kind of “network thinking” is one of the basic fundaments of osteopathy.
Osteopathy in the 21st century is based on the fundamental knowledge of Dr. A.T. Still in the 19th century. Osteopathic philosophy and practice has to be transformed into the 21st century in accordance with the long medical tradition in Europe and the results of modern science.