In 1874 when a doctor, Andrew Taylor Still, observed that the body was designed to heal itself, he discovered a new form of therapy to augment this natural healing ability. He called it Osteopathy. Osteopathy uses gentle manipulative techniques to restore proper alignment and function within all body tissues and structures. It is a holistic therapy (all parts and systems of the body being inter-connected) which aims to diagnose and treat physical dysfunction by determining the root cause of pain and imbalance.