Osteopathic philosophy is meant to guide osteopathic physi- cians in the best use of scientific knowledge to optimize health and diminish disease processes. Upon founding his profession and school, Still expressed the hope that “the osteopath will take up the subject and travel a few miles farther toward the fountain of this great source of knowledge and apply the results to the relief and comfort of the afflicted who come for counsel and advice” (14). It is the intention of the authors to organize current medical knowledge and place it on a foundation of osteopathic philosophy. We do this in order to provide the osteopathic medical student with a road map that will lead to the further study of the science of osteopathy and the practice of the highest quality patient-centered health care possible.
Osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) is a core set of techniques of osteopathy and osteopathic medicine distinguishing these fields from mainstream medicine
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