What is osteopathy? Osteopathy is a medical diagnostics and treatment system. It is based on the philosophy of the unity of structure (anatomic structure) and function (physiology), as well as on the human body's ability to self-regenerate and self-heal. How does the osteopath work? The main tool of osteopath are hands. Diagnosis is done gently, painlessly palping (touching the body). In diagnostics are used a number of neurological, orthopedic and specific osteopathic tests. In parallel with the conventional medical diagnosis, osteopath makes osteopathic diagnosis, and in connection with this diagnosis selects treatment tactics.