os·​te·​o·​path | \ ˈä-stē-ə-ˌpath How to pronounce osteopath (audio) \

Definition of osteopath

: a practitioner of osteopathy

Examples of osteopath in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Recently, after 13 months, says that an osteopath diagnosed her with costochondritis, or inflammation of the cartilage that connects the ribs to the breastbone. AZCentral.com, 5 May 2022 Aware of the toll a season takes on her body, Ogwumike has a personal army of support staff that includes an osteopath, a physical therapist, a track coach, a strength coach and a basketball coach. Los Angeles Times, 4 May 2022 Of the total settlement, $2.5 million will be paid by an insurance carrier for Andre Lallande, an osteopath who served as the firm’s chief medical officer, and $1.15 million by the insurance carrier for StemGenex. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 10 Mar. 2022 Obtaining adequate rest is something many regular athletes ignore, said Dr. Rand McClain, an osteopath and chief medical officer at LCR Health, a regenerative and sports medicine facility in Santa Monica, California. Melanie Radzicki Mcmanus, CNN, 20 Feb. 2022 Gavin Smith, an osteopath in London, goes even further, suggesting that slumping can increase spine length and reduce stiffness in vertebral joints (by increasing the amount of fluid between disks). Patricia Marx, The New Yorker, 22 Mar. 2021 Founder Vicky Vlachonis, an L.A.-based osteopath, says that her goal was to deliver an olive oil with exceptional levels of polyphenols, phytonutrients that have been scientifically proven to have strong anti-inflammatory properties. April Long, Town & Country, 6 Mar. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of osteopath

1896, in the meaning defined above

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11 May 2022

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“Osteopath.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/osteopath. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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os·​teo·​path | \ ˈäs-tē-ə-ˌpath How to pronounce osteopath (audio) \

Medical Definition of osteopath

: a practitioner of osteopathy

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