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Osteopathic Quotes

A.T. Still 'Father' of osteopathy

                             A.T. Still
                 ‘Father’ of osteopathy

An osteopath reasons from his knowledge of anatomy. He compares the work of the abnormal body with the work of the normal body. (A.T.Still, 1910)

The work of the osteopath is to adjust the body from abnormal to the normal, then the abnormal condition gives place to the normal and health is the result of the normal condition. (A.T.Still, 1910)

The body possesses self-regulatory mechanisms that are self-healing in nature. (Seffinger et al. 2011)

Cranial osteopathy uses the intelligent application of a cultivated sense of touch. (W.G.Sutherland, 1939)


Still, A. T. (1910) Osteopathy: Research and practice. Published by A. T. Still. Kirksville, MO, USA

Seffinger, M. A., King, H. H., Ward, R. C., Jones, J. M., Rogers, F. J. and Patterson, M. M. (2011) Osteopathic Philosophy. In: Foundations of osteopathic medicine 3rd edition. Ed. Chila, A. C. Lipponcott, Williams and Wilkins. Baltimore, USA.

Sutherland, W. G. (1939) The Cranial Bowl. Free Press Company. Mankato, Minnesota, USA.

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