STEOPATHY

Andrew Taylor Still

Andrew Taylor Still

ANDREW TAYLOR STILL

Recognized as the father of osteopathic medicine, American physician Andrew Taylor Still was the founder of the American School of Osteopathy in Kirksville, Missouri (now A.T. Still University) – the world’s first osteopathic medicine academy.

Creating the concept of osteopathy in 1874, he referred to the laws of nature, claiming that the human body tends to self-repair, and all organs in the integrated human body are dependent on each other. In his studies he compared the human body to a machine that needs proper blood supply and nerve stimulation for proper functioning.

Still stressed that effective improvement of the functional state of an organ depends on finding the cause of its arterial or venous deficit. This rule concerned not only such symptoms as headache, fever or diarrhea, but also specific disease entities such as pneumonia, whooping cough, measles and mumps.

Curriculum

The Academy's educational programme is based on the standards used in the greatest osteopathic schools in the world and covers over 2,000 teaching hours within 44 seminars during the 4.5-year teaching cycle.

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Title DO

After completing the 4.5-year curriculum, you get the opportunity to write a diploma thesis and become a certified osteopath with the degree as a Doctor of Osteopathy (DO).

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Location

The Academy of Osteopathy operates in: Poznań, Krakow, Warsaw, Wrocław and Gdańsk

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