The following thesis deals with restrictions in the daily life due to deficiencies in the musculoskeletal system, a problem which complementary medicine tries to tackle by offering a wide range of therapies. Thus, the main focus lies on complementary therapies with regards to deficiencies in the musculoskeletal system.Besides general aspects regarding the musculoskeletal system, its weaknesses and possible causes for these, three treatment programmes as suggested by complementary medicine, namely the “Dorn-therapy”, the “Bowen-technique”, and “Emmett”, are being examined. Furthermore, both complementary medicine in general, as well as possible links to conventional medicine are discussed. In order to ensure a thorough discussion, based on interviews, both the views of conventional as well as of complementary medicine regarding the aforementioned issues are presented and analysed. Moreover, the interviews look at problems schools have to face due to deficiencies in the musculoskeletal system and in physical exercises, as well as their approach to deal with these issues.