The concept of osteopathy , as indicated by the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE ) in its dictionary, it is used in the field of medicine to refer to a bone disease . Bone, on the other hand, is called the hard element that allows the conformation of the skeleton in vertebrate animals.
The most widespread use of the notion of osteopathy, however, refers to a discipline or therapy which is oriented to the maintenance and restoration of health through the physical tissue manipulation (bone, muscle and other). The massages Therefore, they are one of the pillars of osteopathy.
The osteopathy specialist is called osteopath . It is important to keep in mind that the osteopath is not a doctor , but someone who was specifically trained in this field.
For osteopathy, the organism is a whole. The first step of any query is the development of a history detailed, for which the patient should provide as much information as possible about his life, including from the history of his birth to his current ailments, also indicating what diseases he suffered, if he had surgical interventions, etc. With these data, the osteopath begins an integral work on the tissues, taking into account their interrelation with the various systems of the body.
Disorders Health are called somatic dysfunctions for osteopathy. Among the conditions he treats most frequently are the lumbago , the sciatica , the stiff neck , the tendonitis and the sprains .