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Dr Andrew Taylor Still

 

 

Osteopathy is a specialised branch of medicine that treats the body as a whole. It lays its main emphasis on the structural integrity of the body.

Osteopathy is distinctive in the fact that it recognises much of the pain and disability we suffer from stems from abnormalities in the function of the body structure as well as damage caused to it by disease.

This branch of medicine was founded in America in 1874 by Dr Andrew Taylor Still. Disenchanted by the established medical profession at that time, which was crude and ineffective, Dr Still developed manipulation techniques to promote a healthy body.

Although Still's principles are still in practice today, they have been refined and developed by osteopathic and medical research since then.

Osteopaths such as myself are trained to examine how the body moves, and to use a highly developed sense of touch, called palpation, to identify any points of weakness or excessive strain in the body.

Since 1993, Osteopathy has been recognised in law by the Osteopath's Act in Parliament as having the same status as dentistry and medicine.

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