a school of medicine and surgery employing various methods of diagnosis and treatment, but placing special emphasis on the interrelationship of the musculo-skeletal system to all other bodily systems
Origin of osteopathyModL: see osteo- and -pathy
- A system of medicine practiced by licensed osteopathic physicians that involves palpation and noninvasive manipulation of the musculoskeletal system in the diagnosis and treatment of physical dysfunction, in conjunction with other medical, surgical, pharmacological, and therapeutic procedures.
- A system of manual therapeutic techniques aimed at restoring physical function and promoting the body's ability to heal itself, performed by a practitioner who is not a licensed physician.
osteo- +"Ž -pathy