As an Osteopath, trained and experienced in management of patients for pain management in neuromusculoskeletal disorders for 13 years, I take my opportunity to share my views and thoughts on the plausible yet perceptible relation between the two professions- Osteopathy and Physical Therapy. Numerous treatment approaches exist within manual and manipulative therapy for the management of a variety of musculoskeletal and non-musculoskeletal conditions. Osteopathic medicine is an approach to healthcare that emphasizes the role of the musculoskeletal system in health and disease; its philosophy is based on four key principles: (1) the body is a unit, (2) the body possesses self-regulatory mechanisms, (3) structure and function are reciprocally interrelated and (4) rational therapy is based the previous tenets.
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