Osteopath (AMK, MRO)
Andrew Taylor Still, the Father of Osteopathy
An osteopath (AMK, MRO) is a professional expert of manual medicine. Osteopath has been well trained in anatomy and physiology of musculoskeletal system and understands the function of the circulatory system, nervous system, respiratory system, digestive system and reproductive systems. Osteopath is also trained in basics of the other fields of medicine, so that he/she can, if needed, refer patients to other health care professionals.
In USA all osteopaths are licenced physicians and they have full medical rights. In Finland osteopaths work as private health care providers.