DEFINITION OF OSTEOPATHIE according to Osteopathie Quebec
Osteopathy is a strictly manual medical practice aimed at restoring the functions of all structures and systems of the human body. Its purpose is to stimulate the body’s capacity for self-regulation.
The effectiveness of its techniques is based on extensive understanding of the health sciences and the specific interactions that maintain homeostasis (balance within the organism).
Thorough and precise palpation (manual examination) allow for complete investigation of the possible causes of neuromuscular, skeletal, visceral and cranial dysfunction.
Whether preventative or reparative, the concept of osteopathy is notable for its focus on individualized treatment.