By listening to case history, observing and testing movement patterns and passively feeling through the body, the symptom-producing area is found. When the area is localized the region around it, is evaluated and considered in relation to the global pattern of the body to find the reason the symptom-producing area is reacting.
Fundamental principles are followed:
- The body is one unit, the entire biomechanical system works together.
- The better the mechanical and functional balance of the body, the better the self correcting forces will work.
- The structure and function are mutually dependent on each other.
Osteopathy is a medical science. It is based on traditional medical disciplines like anatomy, physiology, neurology, embryology, biomechanics and pathology.