noun. a healthcare system based upon the belief that several illnesses or dysfunctions are a result of anatomical impairments in the musculoskeletal system. It centers upon primary care, preventive measures, a natural healing method toward patient wellness, and, particularly, voluntary modifying of the impacted muscles and joints in addition to traditional medical, surgical, and pharmacological remediation to confront underlying illness processes. Commonly referred to as osteopathic medicine.

OSTEOPATHY: "The hospital specializes in bone illnesses and disorders, having their own osteopathy ward."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "OSTEOPATHY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/osteopathy/ (accessed November 28, 2022).


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