Friday, 3 October 2014
Structure Governs Function
Structure governs function. Change the structure and you change the function. This for me is one of the most important philosophical concepts of osteopathy. A problem in the foundation of body (ie, muscles, joints, etc) causes a problem in its function (decreased flexibility, spasm, pain).
By correcting the structure (the affected muscles, joints, & other body parts) through hands-on osteopathic techniques we improve the function (increased range of motion, decreased spasm & less pain).
Dr Shahin Pourgol, MBA, DC, DOMP, DO
National Academy of Osteopathy
National University of Medical Sciences