It is a manual therapy that helps to alleviate, correct and recover musculoskeletal injuries and organic pathologies. Although Osteopathy is fundamentally related to problems affecting the locomotor system, it is true that it treats the human being globally, as a whole, restoring the disturbed balance through manual techniques directed at any of the affected tissues, whether these are musculoskeletal, visceral, nervous system etc.
The manual technological development of Osteopathy, by influencing all the aforementioned tissues, has led to the classification of techniques in several large groups, depending on which tissues they act on. So, we talk about:
La osteopatía funciona, por tanto, respetando y facilitando la autorregulación del organismo en cualquier patología y no tanto en hacerlo dependiente de soluciones puramente externas o pasivas, como es la utilización, a veces excesiva, de medicamentos.
Osteopathy works, therefore, respecting and facilitating the self-regulation of the organism in any pathology and not so much in making it dependent on purely external or passive solutions, as is the use, sometimes excessive, of medicines. Osteopathy, in a context of holistic approach, through global bio-medical-psycho-social models, promotes or recovers the homeostasis or mechanical balance of the musculoskeletal, nervous, visceral, circulatory body tissues etc, and does so with the application of manual techniques directed to tissues identified as pathological in osteopathic functional diagnosis.