chapter  16
Osteopathy and chiropractic: physical manipulation therapies
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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.