Principles of Osteopathy

The discipline of osteopathy was originally developed by the American physician Dr. Andrew Taylor Still (1828-1917). It was Dr. Martin Littlejohn who brought osteopathy to Great Britain in the beginning of the 20th century. After the Second World War, the method spread all over Europe from here. The goal of osteopathy is to treat holistically and to correct limitations of mobility in the joints, the spinal column, the connective tissue and the skeletal muscles and especially to alleviate pain. The most important fundamentals are the functioning of the human body as unit and its ability for self-regulation and self-healing. The founder Dr. Still discovered that the disturbance of resp. problems in the body’s biomechanics afflict the affected tissue structure itself and can also disrupt the functions of distant structures, i.e. inner organs. 

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