Osteopathy is a form of manual therapy that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions and the body's structural framework. Osteopaths use a variety of techniques, such as manipulation, stretching, and massage, to help alleviate pain and improve the function of the muscles, joints, and bones. Manual osteopaths believe that the body has the ability to self-heal and self-regulate, and that by addressing the structural issues in the body, they can help the body to heal itself. Osteopathy is often used to treat a wide range of conditions such as back pain, headaches, and sports injuries. It is based on the principle that the structure and function of the body are interrelated and it aims to restore the body's balance and harmony.