Osteopathy is for everyone: babies, children, adults, active or sedentary, amateur or professional sportspersons and the elderly, and it adapts to each according to his age, morphology, its condition and its reactions. This approach often yields unexpected results and eliminates dependence on other forms of long-term treatment and medication. Moreover, as the osteopath is entitled to feel the tissue states and to normalize before they escalate, its practice appears as a preventive therapy of choice.
The osteopath begins its consultation by giving a health check. The examination on the patient’s medical history, lifestyle, habits and disorders from which he suffers is followed by a thorough physical examination. Through specific palpation, the practitioner identifies areas of the body that have movement restrictions that may affect health status. All of these tests enable the specific osteopathic diagnosis. Palpation punctuates every time of the examination, as a thread, and information on the status of deep structures of the body to confirm the diagnosis.
A Comprehensive Approach
The osteopath uses various techniques: structural, to treat the joints, and tissue or functional, for periarticular parts, that is everything that surrounds these joints (muscles, nerves, etc.). The treatment is to relieve pain and restore the quality of movement and metabolic exchange. Besides the proper handling, use of joint mobilization techniques, soft tissue, muscle energy, effleurage, etc. these techniques require active participation of the patient, and he is asked to inhale and exhale deeply during treatment.
For the organs and viscera, we talk more specifically about visceral osteopathy. Whether breathing capacity, digestion and elimination, no matter what interferes with the proper functioning of the body, treatment aims to restore mobility to the correct organ or organ that causes problem.
Why See an Osteopath?
One can consult an osteopath for various physical problems, but also to prevent a disease, to enhance the immune system and its vitality, or for better athletic performance and improve its overall condition. The osteopath can quickly detect any structural stress, which could eventually lead to illness or physical discomfort, and promote its elimination smoothly.
Whether the result of an accident or a fall, an Osteopath is consulted in order to overhaul the system in order, before complications or limitations may occur, which often happens with time, as old wounds sooner or later cause various physical ailments. Consultation can also be done before and after surgery for a better preparation and a good recovery, or if you suffer from chronic or acute pain (joint, muscle, neurological, such as back pain, stiff neck, backache, bursitis, migraines, etc.) or digestive, respiratory, gynecological, urological or circulatory problems.
By using osteopathy, the mother may improve her mechanical and structural condition for pregnancy and childbirth. In newborns and children, many problems can be advantageously treated with this gentle treatment, including ear infections, digestive problems and even learning disabilities and behavior.