Posted on December 5th, 2001 by

A medical philosophy based on the concept that the body can fight disease if it is in a "normal structural relationship," is adequately nourished, and is not adversely affected by environmental conditions. It follows generally accepted physical, surgical, and medicinal techniques for treatment and diagnosis. Some osteopathic physicians practice joint manipulation, postural reeducation, and physical therapy to correct structural problems.

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