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

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