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os·te·op·a·thy

(ŏs′tē-ŏp′ə-thē)
n.
1. A system of medicine 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, aimed at restoring physical function and promoting the body's ability to heal itself.
2. 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.

os′te·o·path′ic (-ə-păth′ĭk) adj.
os′te·o·path′i·cal·ly adv.
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osteopathy

(ˌɒstɪˈɒpəθɪ)
n
(Medicine) a system of healing based on the manipulation of bones or other parts of the body
osteopathic adj
ˌosteoˈpathically adv
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os•te•op•a•thy

(ˌɒs tiˈɒp ə θi)

n.
a system of medical practice emphasizing the manipulation of muscles and bones to promote structural integrity and the relief of certain disorders.
[1855–60]
os`te•o•path′ic (-əˈpæθ ɪk) adj.
os`te•o•path′i•cal•ly, adv.
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osteopathy

1. a disease of the bone.
2. a therapeutic system based upon the premise that restoring or maintaining health requires manipulation of the skeleton and muscles to preserve normal structure. — osteopath, osteopathist, n.osteopathie, adj.
See also: Bones
a medical specialty that emphasizes manipulation of the skeleton to treat illnesses. — osteopath, n. — osteopathie, adj.
See also: Medical Specialties
a method of treating ailments on the premise that they result from the pressure of misplaced bones on nerves, and are curable by manipulation. — osteopath, n. — osteopathie, adj.
See also: Remedies
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osteopathy

From the Greek words “osteo-” meaning bone, and -pathy” meaning disease, this is a therapy that uses manipulation of the bones and muscles to alleviate pain, especially in the back.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.osteopathy - therapy based on the assumption that restoring health is best accomplished by manipulating the skeleton and musclesosteopathy - therapy based on the assumption that restoring health is best accomplished by manipulating the skeleton and muscles
treatment, intervention - care provided to improve a situation (especially medical procedures or applications that are intended to relieve illness or injury)
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Translations

osteopathy

[ˌɒstɪˈɒpəθɪ] Nosteopatía f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

osteopathy

nOsteopathologie f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

osteopathy

[ˌɒstɪˈɒpəθɪ] nchiroterapia
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

os·te·op·a·thy

n. osteopatía.
1. sistema terapéutico médico con énfasis en la relación entre los órganos y el sistema muscular esquelético que hace uso de la manipulación como medio de corrección;
2. cualquier enfermedad de los huesos.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

osteopathy

n osteopatía, rama de la medicina que enfatiza holismo y emplea manipulación de los huesos y músculos para curar
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References in periodicals archive ?
Osteopaths are not doctors, nor do they claim to be -- though Evangelos himself is a graduate of the British School of Osteopathy, the largest such establishment in Europe, and his course was a four-year training course with 1,500 hours of clinical experience working on real patients.
This paper sets out to explore the experiences of practicing osteopaths who have chosen to remain in work after pensionable age [1].
Pilates is so good for back health that most osteopaths, physios and chiropractors advise it.
Your chair is hurting you Osteopath Deborah Osborne-Kirby (croxley osteopaths.co.uk) says: 'Sedentary working practices can put the back, neck and shoulders under immense strain and may lead to issues like RSI, tennis elbow, back and neck strain.' Put your screen at eye-level to avoid over-tiring the muscles in your neck and back.
Asif Allauddin, principal osteopath at Glasgow Osteopaths, said: "The majority of patients come because of back problems but we do see other related issues such as golfing injuries, foot problems or headaches.
There is an increasing interest in posture-related problems and the demand for qualified osteopaths has grown 25% since the 1990s according to the GOsC.
Osteopaths attract many patients because of the relatively cheap cost of treatment.
Washington, September 23 ( ANI ): Spinal manipulation, often used by chiropractors and osteopaths to treat occasional or acute lower back pain, is no more effective than other therapy options such as exercise, NSAIDs or physiotherapy, according to a recent review by The Cochrane Library.
Now, osteopaths at the Back Pain Centre in Sunderland are warning that unless youngsters swap their trendy totes for sensible, satchel-style bags they could be in line for a lifetime of back problems.
Hours and environment Osteopaths may have to work unsocial hours to fit in with clients.
The US healthcare system is very expensive yet ineffective and the traditional doctors resist the entry of osteopaths in mainstream healthcare, but it can prove really helpful in Pakistan where the healthcare is still better [than in the US]," Sylvie added.
Visits to in-network internists, family physicians, pediatricians, general practitioners, and primary osteopaths qualify for full coverage, the company said.