The History of Osteopathy

Founder of Osteopathy was the American doctor Dr. Andrew Taylor Still (1828-1917). He discovered that a disharmony in the body mechanics can not only damage the affected tissue structure itself, but can also disturb the functions of remote structures, such as internal organs. Thus loosening of blocked joints can treat local complaints, and at the same time solve dysfunctions in other parts of the body.

Based on this experience Taylor Still developed a method to restore the mobility in the body - Osteopathy.

At the beginning of the 20th century Dr. Martin Littlejohn brought Osteopathy to Great Britain, where he established the first European school of Osteopathy in 1917. After the second World War the method spread over the whole of Europe, and is now widely recognised as a beneficial means of treating several types of complaint.

Dr. Andrew Taylor Still