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Well Written Osteopathic Article

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by WishUponAStar, Mar 15, 2001.

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  3. Dr JPH

    Dr JPH Banned Banned 10+ Year Member

    Feb 4, 2000
    As quoted from the article: "osteopaths are in fact masters in the biomechanics of the human machine. "

    It was informative, fair, and displayed osteopathy in a very positive light.

    I was a bit dissapointed, however, that they focused solely on the physical aspect of osteopathy, ignoring the "mind-body-soul" components (and their connection to one another) that I have been told were all intricate parts of osteopathic medicine.

    But, Wish, as you said in your above post, it does give a solid and well written background of osteopathy.

    Thank you for sharing!!

    Joshua Paul Hazelton
    [email protected]
    University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (2002)
  4. ewagner

    ewagner Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 22, 1998
    Osteopaths masters of the biomechanics of the human machine?????
    Hilarious...just hilarious.
  5. UHS2002

    UHS2002 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jan 11, 1999
    I am with you ewagner, ROLF!!!

    Sorry, but it is not speaking about US trained DOs. By the way, I am acquainted with one of the authors personally, so I do indeed KNOW that they are not speaking about US trained DOs.

  6. dcpayne

    dcpayne Member 10+ Year Member

    Mar 4, 2001
    Columbia, Missouri
    Interesting, but isn't Osteopathic Medicine unique to the United States? To the best of my knowledge there is no one practicing medicine with a DO degree who received that degree from a medical school outside the US.

  7. dieselkid

    dieselkid Member 10+ Year Member

    Feb 12, 2001
    Oakland, CA, USA
    How about an A.T. Still quote. I love this one. "We are engineers, not engine wipers."

    Nothing doing.
  8. UHS2002

    UHS2002 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jan 11, 1999

    osteopathy is not unique to the US, as there are Osteopathy schools in Europe and Australia. The DO degree granted in the US is UNIQUE, however, since the US is the only country where you are trained in osteopathic manipulative techniques(like our European and Australian counterparts) AND as a fully qualified physician. The authors of the book are trained in Europe and practice in Europe. They are not "fully qualified physicians" and their practice is limited to manipulative medicine. Their training is similar to the training chiros receive here in the US (although philosophically very different). DOs in the States are not trained in manipulative medicine to the same depth and extent that osteopaths overseas are, unless they choose to pursue additional training in Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment.

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