An alternative medicine that emphasizes physical manipulation of the body's muscle tissue and bones.

An osteopathic manual practitioner does not concentrate only on the problem area, but uses manual techniques to balance all the body systems, and to provide overall good health and wellbeing.

An osteopathic manual practitioner will focus on the joints, muscles, and spine. Treatment aims to positively affect the body’s nervous, circulatory, and lymphatic systems.

Both diagnosis and treatment are carried out with the hands.