European definition of osteopathy

In the practice of osteopathy, medical, osteopathic and scientific knowledge is used in the application of the principles of osteopathy by a medical doctor and treatment.
The goal of osteopathy is to create and support health and healthy development. The osteopathic, curative or curative treatment may be.
Osteopaths and assess medical movements and all diagnoses have rules in individual and movement patients.

Make the result an obvious evaluation:
– the human being is a dynamic functional unit to which the state of health is well-being and mind; If one part is turned into a layout, it will affect the entire pattern layout;
– the body has self-regulation mechanisms and heals itself in a natural way; the human being always tries to maintain the dynamics of setting and setting homeostasis;
– structure and function are completed with all levels of the human being.
The osteopathic approach to going out is patient-oriented and focuses on the patient’s health, not disease.
Scientific availability and information practice confirming information about the clinical state and the state of the art.
Movement osteopaths based on mutual contact with manual to identify and evaluate in all cases and characteristics of the patient, communicating with and achieving health functions and achievements.
Osteopathy aims to induce and perform activities on an ongoing basis for the self-healing and self-healing of the body; respects the relationship of body, mind and spirit in health and disease.
The terms osteopathy and osteopathic medicine are used and used interchangeably. Osteopathy is an independent last field. Osteopaths can also cooperate concurrently with concurrent relationships.
Osteopathy is produced on the basis of principles drawn from human physiology, anatomy, embryology and other medical sciences. Due to the complexity of the human body, there are many different models that are used in osteopathy.
A model of the careful way in which an osteopath learns about a patient’s quality. Among the models: in osteopathy, we distinguish a biomechanical model, a cardio-respiratory model, a circulatory model, a biopsychosocial model, and a bioenergy model. Modeling the significance of the importance of information that translates into referencing results in the process of obtaining a patient’s health status. The involvement of models is appropriate for the individual patient and diagnostic method, comorbidities, other regimens, and responses to treatment.
The osteopath is trained in playing the game as a whole, and the method of conduct seeks its influence, its health, higher level and level of conduct. A highly developed sense of touch and attention to the system as an individual is typical of an osteopathic person.

Models of osteopathy


The biomechanical model views the body as an integration of somatic components that relate to each other as a mechanism of posture and balance. Highlights or imbalances within this mechanism can affect dynamic function, increase energy expenditure, alter proprioception (the sense of relative position and movement of adjacent body parts), alter joint structure, obstruct neurovascular function, and alter metabolism. This model employs therapeutic approaches, including osteopathic manipulation techniques to restore proper posture and balance, and make effective use of musculoskeletal components.


The respiratory / circulatory model deals with the maintenance of the extracellular and intracellular environment through the free supply of oxygen and nutrients, and the removal of cellular waste. Tissue stress or other factors disrupting the flow or circulation of any body fluid can affect tissue health. This model uses therapeutic approaches, including osteopathic manipulation techniques, to address dysfunctions in respiratory mechanics, circulation and body fluid flow.


The neurological model takes into account the influence of spine facilitation, proprioceptive function, the autonomic nervous system and nociceptive activity (analgesic fibers) on the functioning of the neuroendocrine immune network. The relationship between the somatic and visceral (autonomic) systems is of particular importance. This model uses therapeutic approaches, including osteopathic manipulation techniques, to reduce mechanical stress, balance nerveinputs, and reduce or eliminate nociceptive drive. This is sometimes referred to as the craniosacral model.


The biopsychosocial model recognizes various psychological reactions and stresses that can affect patients’ health and well-being. These include environmental, socioeconomic, cultural, physiological and psychological factors that influence the disease. This model uses therapeutic approaches, including osteopathic manipulation techniques, to address the effects and responses to various biopsychosocial stresses.


The bioenergy model recognizes that the body seeks to maintain a balance between energy production, distribution and expenditure. Maintaining this balance supports the body’s ability to adapt to various stressors (immunological, nutritional, psychological, etc.). This model uses therapeutic approaches, including osteopathic manipulation techniques, to address factors that have the potential to deregulate energy production, distribution, or expenditure.

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