A person is a lot more than just the sum of their body parts and this is why Brisbane doctors of osteopathic medicine approach their patients with a “whole person” approach when it comes to their health care. They don't just treat a specific symptom or symptoms but they concentrate also on treating the patient as a whole.
Osteopathic doctors in Brisbane know and understand just how all a patient's body systems are interconnected with one another and how each body system will affect the other. They go to school and receive special training in the musculoskeletal system so they can understand better how this system can influence the condition of the rest of the body. They are also trained to be able to identify as well as correct any structural problems a patient might have. By doing this it can assist the patient's body and its natural tendency toward good health and its self healing process.
Osteopathic doctors in Brisbane also try to help their patients develop good attitudes and better lifestyles that will not only help to fight illness but it can also help to prevent any diseases. Many patients end up prefer this type of a doctor because they seem more concerned and give more compassionate care and they often keep these types of doctors who are well versed in osteopathic medicine, for life.
In order to become a doctor of osteopathic medicine a person must graduate from an accredited osteopathic medical school. The curriculum these schools offer consists of four years of academics that reflect on osteopathic philosophy, and emphasizes the importance of preventive medicine and comprehensive patient care.
Once graduated from this program then they must go through internships, residencies as well as fellowships. Once they have completed this they can specialize in all areas of the medical profession from primary care to surgery, oncology, radiology even psychiatry.
Osteopathic doctors are complete doctors and they are fully trained and licensed to prescribe medications and even perform surgery. They incorporate their osteopathic medicine through manipulative treatment by often using their hands to help diagnose illness and injury and they try to encourage the body to heal itself.