What is osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a manipulative therapy listed by the World Health Organisation and practiced by qualified practitioners.
Osteopathy looks for and treats mobility restrictions wich can affect an ensemble of structures composing the human body, and restoring an Optimum balance.
The osteopath applies his/her thorough knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology, as well as a solid understanding of interactions between the different systems of the human body, to find the source of the dysfunctions causing the pain.
Any loss of mobility in the joints, muscles, ligaments or viscera can provoke a general health imbalance, hence the appearance of pain, which is the body’s alarm signal. The osteopath will examine this area and precisely diagnose which tissues present a loss in mobility. He/she will then make an anatomic link to proximal or distal regions, with the goal of obtaining an overall perspective of his/her patient.
Osteopathy rests on the concept of the body’s capacity to self-regulate. A free and mobile body is free from suffering and capable of self-healing.
The osteopathic act consists of healing as well as preventing any functional disorders (mechanical, nervous, psychic…). Osteopathy, with its large field of action, can help a patient to improve their general state of health, at any stage in their life.
A consultation with an osteopath can be your first option, before any other medical consultation.