It is a holistic therapy , ie that values and treats the whole body.

It was developed by Dr. Andrew Taylor Still , and based on all body systems (structural, visceral and cranial ) work together and therefore changes in one affect the operation of others.

Osteopathy patient recognizes not only musculoskeletal problems but also the tensions in the visceral and head system, so that a session of osteopathy consists specific for each of these systems manual techniques.