All osteopathy is structural, and you cannot work on one part of the body without affecting the rest of the body for obvious reasons, they are all interconnected. That being said, the body does have interconnected compartments on differing levels all of which affect each other. It is this interconnectedness and interrelationship of the parts and compartments of the body on many different levels is where Osteopathy has its focus and stands out as an effective approach to restoring health to the whole body. Many approaches to medicine particularly in the western world only address the area of the body producing pain or illness. It does not delve into the layers of the whole body asking the question why this structure got overwhelmed. This is largely crisis management medicine.