Definition of osteopathy in English:

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osteopathy

Pronunciation: /ˌɒstɪˈɒpəθi/

noun

[mass noun]
A system of complementary medicine involving the treatment of medical disorders through the manipulation and massage of the skeleton and musculature.
Example sentences
  • At present, only two therapies - osteopathy and chiropody - have a regulatory umbrella body, established by the government.
  • Most people appreciate that a good massage can soothe aching muscles and gentle spinal adjustment is a pillar of traditional osteopathy.
  • Fundamental to osteopathy is the recognition of the body's inherent ability to restore homeostasis.

Derivatives

osteopath

Pronunciation: /ˈɒstɪəpaθ/
noun
Example sentences
  • Rachel was then referred to a cranial osteopath who reduced the twist.
  • Over the years the exercise programme has been refined and is now highly recommended by the medical world especially physiotherapists, chiropractors and osteopaths.
  • The high-velocity thrust manipulation therapy used in the study was not provided by a chiropractor or an osteopath, but by a physical therapist.

osteopathic

Pronunciation: /ˌɒstɪəˈpaθɪk/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Many osteopathic and chiropractic physicians perform spinal adjustments on patients with asthma, and symptomatic improvements are often noted.
  • Another, there are other technologies out there from acupuncture to manipulative medicine like chiropractic and osteopathic approaches that can be very helpful.
  • Waiting for a pupil in an osteopathic clinic where I work, I was browsing through a magazine in the waiting room.

osteopathically

adverb
Example sentences
  • Leading practitioner Leon Chaitow emphasises the value of treating the spine and all other related joints osteopathically.

Words that rhyme with osteopathy

encephalopathy, homeopathy

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