Osteopathy is one of the physical manipulation therapies and has been used as a
‘hands-on’ musculoskeletal method of healing since ancient times. The basic
principle is that the smooth and unrestricted movement of the musculoskeletal
system is the key to fitness and positive good health. It was part of Eastern and
European medical traditions. Both osteopathy and chiropractic emerged in the late
1800s and early 1900s in America.