Founded in the late 1800's by A.T. Still, osteopathic medicine brings a unique philosophy to traditional medicine. Osteopathic medicine focuses on the whole person - the relationship of the body?s nerves, muscles, bones and organs, and the body?s innate ability to heal itself. Osteopathic physicians work in partnership with patients to help them achieve a high level of wellness by focusing on health education, injury prevention, and disease prevention. -As noted by the AOA-