What is osteopathy?
“Osteopathy is the art of diagnosing and manually treating restricted movement in body tissues that gives rise to functional disorders that can disrupt health.”
Osteopaths rely on their hands to identify tensions and imbalances throughout the body. The approach, which is both curative AND preventive, is based on (1) a thorough knowledge of anatomy and physiology and (2) a holistic view of the human body.
When should I consult an osteopath ?
- Orthopedic and musculoskeletal systems:
- The neurological system:
- The cardiovascular system:
- The digestive system:
- The genitourinary system:
- The ENT (ears, nose, throat) and pulmonary system:
- The autonomic nervous system:
- After a trauma:
Who should see an osteopath ?
· Babies and children:
frequent spitting up, diarrhea or constipation, difficulty sleeping through the night, chronic bronchitis or ear infections, asymmetry of the head or body, congenital torticollis (wryneck)…
· Pregnant women:
Prevention: Treatment of the muscles and ligaments of the pelvis and the pelvic floor to allow optimum movement during childbirth…
Healing: treatment of back pain caused by postural changes, respiratory and digestive problems (abdominal flexibility), sciatica…
· After pregnancy:
“baby blues”, digestive disorders, pain (in the pelvis, in the tailbone, after an episiotomy, during intercourse)…
malpositioned teeth and apparatus, posture, scoliosis…
Prevention: “check up” and counselling before an event…
Healing: precise rebalancing after a shock or a fall, joint pain, tennis elbow, groin pain, failure to heal…
· Road Accidents:
the repercussions of whiplash, headaches, balance problems… (after medical imaging)
· After surgery:
localized pain, keloid scars, impaired overall functioning…
· Senior citizens:
fight the negative effects of osteoarthritis, improve the spinal curve by working on the “soft tissues” (muscles, ligaments, fascia)