Osteopathy

Description

 

The type of alternative medicine which manipulates the body`s muscle tissues, joints and bones.

Alternative labels

alternative medicine emphasizing physical manipulation of muscles and tissue
alternative medicine emphasising physical manipulation of muscles and tissue

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

sector-specific

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Osteopathy is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Osteopath: Osteopaths provide therapeutic treatment of disorders in the musculoskeletal system to patients with physical issues such as back pain, joint pain and digestive disorders. They mainly use manipulation of the body tissues, touch, stretching and massage techniques to relieve the patients` pain and promote a healthy lifestyle.

Optional knowledge

Osteopathy is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Kinesiologist: Kinesiologists study and research the movement of the body; its muscles and parts. They analyse and use scientific data and methods to improve body motion, generally in humans, through an understanding of such areas as physiology, kinetics, neurology, and biology. They recognise the effects that some factors, such as body condition, have on motion and develop solutions to improve overall mechanics and mobility.
Occupational therapist: Occupational therapists assist individuals or groups who have occupational limitations due to diseases, physical disorders, and temporary or permanent mental disabilities, in regaining their ability to perform daily activities. They provide treatment and rehabilitation to enable them to actively participate in society, to live their lives according to their wishes and to perform those activities that are meaningful to them.
Complementary therapist: Complementary therapists use a range of complementary and alternative therapies to work simultaneously with the clients` body, mind, and spirit in a holistic approach. They offer practices and services for holistic wellbeing, health maintenance, health education, health promotion and prevention of illness, along with the sustainable treatment of certain illnesses, especially chronic illnesses. Their practices include but are not limited to acupuncture, aromatherapy, banotherapy, homeopathy, and herbal medicine.

 


 

References

  1. Osteopathy – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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