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osteopath

 [os´te-o-path″]
a practitioner of osteopathy.

os·te·o·path·ic phy·si·cian

a practitioner of osteopathy.
Synonym(s): osteopath

osteopath

/os·teo·path/ (os´te-o-path″) a practitioner of osteopathy.

osteopath

(ŏs′tē-ə-păth′) also

osteopathist

(ŏs′tē-ŏp′ə-thĭst)
n.
A physician who practices osteopathy.

osteopath (osteo)

[os′tē·ōpath′]
a physician who specializes in osteopathy. Also called osteopathist.

osteopath

(1) A physician trained in osteopathic medicine. The differences between doctors of medicine (MDs) and doctors of osteopathy (DOs) have been largely erased; the chief distinction between osteopaths and mainstream physicians is that osteopaths rely more on “manipulation” of various body parts, otherwise, DOs prescribe drugs and may train in the same teaching hospitals as MDs. There is a greater tendency for osteopaths to provide primary care as general practitioners (GPs), obstetricians and paediatricians: 6% (47,000) of physicians in the US are DOs, and they treat 10% of the US population; 70% are in private practice.
(2) A non-physician who practices manual medicine. In North America, unlicensed, non-physician osteopaths may not provide diagnosis.

osteopath

A physician trained in osteopathic medicine; the differences between doctors of medicine–MDs and doctors of osteopathy–DOs have been largely erased; the chief distinction between osteopaths and mainstream physicians is that osteopaths rely more on 'manipulation' of various body parts; otherwise, DOs prescribe drugs and may train in the same hospitals as MDs

os·te·o·path·ic phy·si·cian

(os'tē-ō-path'ik fi-zish'ŭn)
A practitioner of osteopathy.
Synonym(s): osteopath.

osteopath,

n a person who is recognized by the national professional organization of his or her country as someone trained in osteopathic philosophy and techniques and who is allowed to diagnose and treat conditions based upon this training.

osteopath

a practitioner of osteopathy.
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Going to a doctor is impersonal by comparison, because a doctor gives medicine and (perhaps naively) we trust the medicine as much as the doctor -- but an osteopath is someone who'll touch and twist and manipulate our body, wield physical power over us, potentially cause us pain.
It was a life-changing experience and I thought: 'I would like to be an osteopath rather than a police officer.
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We also plan to set up a college soon, to produce trained osteopaths in Pakistan and revolutionise the healthcare system here," she added.
The word - which means a study in bones and muscle - was invented in 1992 as a joke by American Alan Clemens when he was training to be an osteopath.
The osteopath I saw limits her practice to manipulations.
Talking about it to a friend who was an osteopath, I became fascinated by her work and inspired to take a different path myself.
COVENTRY osteopath Jim Cahill invested in a pair of MBTs after a patient drew his attention to them.
When Emily O'Sullivan decided to train as an osteopath her first instinct was to work with equine rather than human patients.
Kamajian, 53, is also an osteopath rather than a medical doctor, the first time a physician from that branch of medicine has held the top spot.
Sports osteopath Tracy, of Balcombe, West Sussex, will appear in a Dubai court on Saturday.