The Place of Osteopathy

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The Place of Osteopathy in “First-line Therapy”, “Primary Care” or “Primary-contact Health-care”.

Document by Luc Peeters, MSc.Ost. and Grégoire Lason, MSc.Ost.
Joint principals of the International Academy of Osteopathy (I.A.O.)

More information at www.osteopathy.eu


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The Place of Osteopathy

  1. 1. The Place of Osteopathy in “First-line Therapy”,“Primary Care” or “Primary-contact Health-care”Luc Peeters, MSc.Ost. and Grégoire Lason, MSc.Ost.Joint principals of the I.A.O.www.osteopathy.euFor the International Academy of Osteopathy, the position of osteopathy within primaryhealthcare is clear.Primary healthcare is the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease, illness, injury, andother physical and mental impairments in humans. It is delivered and influenced bypractitioners in medicine, osteopathy, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy and allied healthprofessions and by governmental institutions and humans themselves.Every individual is placed somewhere on a health/disease scale. Health Functional disease Structural disease Health/disease scaleThis health/disease scale can be influenced by several factors as can be seen in the figurebelow. 1
  2. 2. Genetic abnormalities Environmental and · single genetic inheritance occupational · multifactorial inheritance · xenooestrogens Health · antiandrogens · chromosome abnormalities · toxic substances · mitochondrial inheritance Mechanical Lifestyle · loss of mobility · nutrition Functional · adhesions · smoking disease · congestion · drugs, alcohol · stress Posture Illness/Injury · gravity Structural · acquired damage · loss of energy disease · viruses and bacteria · systemic · iatrogenic Mental state The multiple factors and events involved in diseaseGenetic abnormalities, lifestyle, illness and injury, environmental and occupational elements,mechanical, postural and mental state are the most important elements that influence anindividual’s place on the health/disease scale. Importantly, malfunctions or problems in oneof these elements reinforce other malfunctions.The most important role played by osteopathy in primary health-care is in addressingmechanical and posture aspects in the dynamic health/disease process. Osteopathy optimizeshealth by restoring mobility in all tissues and by optimizing posture and mechanical defenceagainst gravity. 2
  3. 3. Role of osteopathy within the primary health-care systemhttp://www.facebook.com/IAOdeutsch All rights reserved. © 2012.http://www.facebook.com/IAOenglish No part of this article may be reproducedhttp://www.facebook.com/IAOnederlands or made public by printing,http://www.facebook.com/IAOfrancais photocopying, microfilming, or by any means without the prior written permission of the publisher. iNeuro APP iCranialNerves APP 3

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