International Osteopathic Healthcare Week 2015
Posted on: Apr 16, 2015 by admin | 6 Comments
In our continued work to increase awareness of the osteopathic profession and its contribution to global healthcare, the Osteopathic International Alliance and its member organisation, The AAOMT (that’s us), are promoting International Osteopathic Healthcare Week, 19-25 April 2015, which will be celebrated by osteopathic organisations around the world.
At the end of this Week the AAOMT will be hosting Jason Haxton for a series of osteopathic lectures to both professionals and members of the public. Jason is the Museum curator at the International Museum of Osteopathy in Kirksville, Missouri. Kirksville was the home town of A.T. Still, the pioneering Doctor who was the creator of this brilliant healing system.
In support of expanding awareness of the international osteopathic profession, the Osteopathic International Alliance (OIA), which is the primary international organisation entrusted by the osteopathic profession to work for global osteopathic unity and to advocate for high quality osteopathic healthcare, has published a Global Osteopathic Report. Osteopathy and Osteopathic Medicine: A Global View of Practice, Patients, Education and the Contribution to Healthcare Delivery, available for download or purchase on the OIA website, describes the current state of the osteopathic profession globally and how it functions within national health delivery systems across a range of countries.
Osteopathic medicine/osteopathy is a patient centered holistic approach to health care that recognizes the importance of the relationship between the structure of the body and the way it functions. Osteopathic physicians and osteopaths use palpation and manual techniques to influence muscles, joints, nerves, connective tissue, circulation and internal organs to support the body’s ability to restore and maintain health.
The OIA advances the philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine and osteopathy worldwide, through its more than seventy-five organizational members representing more than 110,000 osteopathic practitioners through institutions in thirty countries on five continents.
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