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Osteopathy - what's the deal?

What is osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a holistic manual medicine grounded in manual therapy. It is a practice that tries to link anatomy and physiology in coherence with each patient. An osteopath can work on every type of tissue; muscles, nerves, joints, skeleton, and organs. The practice requires understanding how body systems work together and finding out what can trigger a patient's complaint.

Osteopathic philosophy?

Osteopathic philosophy believes that the human body is capable of self-healing. Consequently, the goal is to help the body find homeostasis and balance again by using different kinds of techniques.
With all our healing modalities we use a bio-psycho-social framework.

This framework takes into account biological, social and psychological factors that affect a person's well-being. Health and illness are not only determined by biological factors alone but also by environmental, social and psychological issues.

What do osteopaths do?

A session is divided into four parts which are:
1. Anamnesis, medical history and global questions
To understand patients' complaints, lifestyles, and habits then put everything in context.
2. Diagnosis/testing
Using a broad range of tests, the goal is to identify which tissues, organs, or systems are
in dysfunction.
3. Treatment
Using appropriate techniques to release the dysfunctions found.
4. Advice
It could be exercise, diet, or lifestyle.

How does osteopathy work?

We look at what functions and doesn't function in the body correctly. Then treat your muscular system, finding any resistance or weakness that needs balancing and enabling your fascia to move freely. Then we look at the range of motion of your joint. We work on joints by manually moving them or working with the patient for release. You do not need to have a high-velocity technique (HVT), basically, the click, to have osteopathy. Some treatments may need visceral attention if required or really gentle techniques, we work with your body. In some cases, we can work on nerves in your body that are linked with postural issues or tensions in your musculoskeletal system.

Who can benefit from osteopathy?

Osteopathy is open to everyone whatever their age or socio-cultural environment.
Osteopaths adapt their practice regarding the patient. It is suitable for adults,
elder people, newborns/babies and children/teenagers, sports people and pregnant women.

When can I visit an osteopath?

The reason why people visit an osteopath may vary. In fact, it can treat all body
areas, not just the back and neck. It is good for acute or chronic pain, disease, loss of mobility, and discomfort.

How often do you need treatments?

Generally, people come in for pain and postural imbalances, and once they are feeling well they keep this up with maintenance treatments.

Osteopathy treats sciatica, back and neck pain, hip pain, sacroiliac joint pain, tight IT bands, knees, ankles, elbows, ribs, thoracic outlet syndromme, headaches, tmj

Come and let our skilled practitioners treat you. Osteopathy helps your body heal itself.

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