Osteopathy is a statutory regulated health care profession in the United Kingdom, by the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC). In England, osteopathy is an Allied Health Profession.
Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions.
The aim of osteopathy is to improve and support all aspects of health and healthy development. Osteopathic treatment may be preventive, curative, palliative or adjuvant. Osteopaths analyse and evaluate the structural and functional integrity of the body using critical reasoning of osteopathic principles to inform individual diagnosis and treatment of the patient (source).