3A system of diagnosis and treatment that recognizes the role of the musculoskeletal system (bones,
muscles, tendons, nerves, and spinal column) in the healthy functioning of the human body.
3The Doctor of Osteopathy is a fully licensed physician with the additional training in Osteopathic
palpatory diagnosis and manipulative therapy. The Doctor of Osteopathy prescribes
drugs and is qualified to practice in all branches of medicine and surgery.
3Osteopathic Physicians emphasize that all body systems operate in unison, and that disturbance
in one system can alter the function of the other systems in the body.
3The Osteopathic Physician uses manipulative techniques, as well as traditional diagnostic and therapeutic
procedures to diagnose and treat dysfunction in the body.2
Quoted from the American
Medical Association Encyclopedia of Medicine