Osteopathy is a therapeutic approach based on advanced study of anatomy and focused on treating various ailments and imbalances of the body by identifying their root causes. The osteopath, a specialist in the human body, will first inquire about your medical history to gather relevant information. Subsequently, they will conduct a physical examination to assess your overall condition on multiple levels.
Armed with extensive knowledge of various bodily systems (bones, nerves, muscles, joints, fasciae, etc.) and having painted a comprehensive picture of your overall situation, the osteopath can identify issues, uncover their causes, and apply the most appropriate techniques (gentle movements, rotations, massage, palpation, etc.) to provide relief and address the problem at its source.
The goal of osteopathy is to restore the homeostasis of your body (optimal biological balance) through light, precise, and targeted manipulations based on your specific situation. Its effectiveness largely relies on the principles of synergy and interrelation among the various systems that make up our physiology, the effective communication between these systems, and the remarkable self-regulatory capacity that emerges from them.
If necessary, the osteopath may also guide you towards more specialized or tailored forms of therapy.
Benefits of Osteopathy:
While it can have very positive results for many health issues, osteopathy is not intended to provide a diagnosis or medical prescriptions. If you require these services, please consult a medical doctor. Since every condition is indeed located somewhere in the body, and the radically holistic approach of osteopathy encompasses all systems, a session with an osteopath can nevertheless assist with various conditions. It is not uncommon for a doctor to recommend a visit to a certified osteopath in cases such as: