Osteopathy is a method of manual care, consisting in a global comprehension of the patient. It helps prevent, diagnose and treat manually mobility restrictions that can affect the whole structure of the human body.
Every mobility restriction can lead to an imbalance impairing the health status of the patient.
It considers the body as a whole in order to understand the overall functioning of the human body and identify the cause of the problem.
Usually the patient visits an osteopath because of perceived pain that leads to discomfort in everyday life and become acute pain. The pain usually shows an area of pain that is not necessarily the origin’s place of the problem.
The job of an osteopath consists in highlighting his knowledge in anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, neurology and in the vascular field along with its palpatory skills to solve the problem of patient’s imbalance and help his body to recover his autonomy.
The only tools that the osteopath uses are his hands.
Thanks to its sensitive, precise and careful touch, the osteopath’s hands allow him to diagnose and secondarily to relieve pain thanks to diverse palpatory technics. Once the body is free, it will be able to use its own ressources again to cure itself without any foreign assistance ( medicaments or instruments)
Depending the visit’s reason it is possible that the patient needs many sessions in order to regain a certain balance and harmony.
Patients can visit an osteopath if they have severe or chronic pains (> 3 months) or as a precautionary measure.
It is important to notice that Osteopathy is an alternative medicine acting in a curative and alternative way.
Patients should visit an osteopath if crises are becoming more and more important, during traumas or following a false move on a field already impaired.