last night was graduation night for the very first batch of osteopaths in the philippines. from an initial number of 35 enrollees, only 20 made it to the finish line.
dr. steve sanet of the osteopathic college of ontario, canada
leomil adriano of somatic therasystem philippines
up to now, i find it hard to believe that the program is finally finished. my deep gratitude goes to our untiring, very patient, and committed professors- steve sanet, leomil adriano, haihoon choi, and robert mcdonald. you have taught us that osteopathy is both a science and an art which entails life-long learning, dedicated practice, and compassionate service.
groupmates jeffrey hernandez, dr. ricardo gavino,
dr. geraldine emperador, kirby del puerto, and joey roxas
the famous dr. alfred wong of urban fitness, hong kong
roselle branzuela, first osteopath in cebu
osteopathy is a holistic approach to health care. osteopaths assess the spine, joints, muscles, and tendons. osteopaths do not simply concentrate on treating the problem area, but use manual techniques such as soft tissue stretching, deep tactile pressure, and mobilisation or manipulation of joints to balance all the systems of the body.
most problems often require 3-4 treatment sessions. osteopaths may also advise dietary changes, home exercise programs, and lifestyle adjustments as part of the over-all treatment program.
my goal for my clients/patients is for them to experience "total person" heath and well-being. as a psychiatrist, psychologist, and life coach, I focus on mental and emotional health. as a psycho-spiritual counselor, i focus on spiritual growth. as an osteopath, I focus on physical alignment, balance, and well-being. osteopathy therefore makes my practice truly holistic, allowing me to give the best care I can offer to my clients/patients.