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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 ?
Type of action: Personal injury automobile negligence; vehicle owner liability; respondeat superior; negligent entrustment; negligent hiring/training Injuries alleged: Severe fracture of cervical spine; somatic dysfunction of cervical spine; occipital neuralgia; traumatic brain injury with loss of consciousness; aneurysm of carotid artery; fracture injury of sternum; post-traumatic stress disorder; psychological and emotional injuries Name of case: Miller v Al-Qaizy, et al.
What traditional Chinese medicine called blockages, chiropractors called subluxation, and osteopaths called somatic dysfunction are all the same.
For these tests, a trained clinician palpates the spine to seek out vertebral somatic dysfunction (VD) through passive movements of the vertebra.
Habenicht, "The patient with gastrointestinal problems," in Somatic Dysfunction in Osteopathic Family Medicine, K.
NB; This type of somatic dysfunction may be accompanied by tissue congestion and spasm of the peroneus muscles and/or fibula head dysfunction.
This guide details the use of positional release therapy (also known as strain counterstrain) to treat patients with acute and chronic myofascial or somatic dysfunction. It explains the therapy's foundations, research and theory, and uses with special populations, such as youth and the elderly, mastectomy patients, competitive athletes, pregnant women, and those with disabilities and disease, then describes techniques by anatomical area, with information on common injury conditions and their myofascial triggers, differential diagnoses, the treatment of specific anatomical structures, and treatment algorithms for specific injury conditions, as well as patient self-treatment techniques and instructions for palpation.