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Manual Osteopathy

Conditions Treated

✓ orthopedic pain syndromes (neck- and back pain, joint pain etc.)  

✓ post surgery and post injury recovery

✓ restrictions due to arthritic changes

✓ scoliosis

✓ sciatica

✓ whiplash

✓ concussion

✓ neurological disorders, eg. Bell's Palsy

✓ migraine and tension headaches

✓ support after accidents and falls

Manual Osteopathy is a drug-free, non-invasive manual medicine that focuses on restoring health by aligning and strengthening the musculoskeletal framework, which includes the joints, fascia, muscles and spine.

Osteopathy also has a positive affect on the body's nervous, circulatory and lymphatic systems.

The body is a unit. We need to treat it as one.

Osteopathy treats the body as “one piece”. Any area and any system in the body can influence any other area or system. Osteopathy treats the whole body, regardless of the issue. 

The body can heal itself

Osteopathy believes in the inherent healing capacity of the body. If we break our leg, we provide the right condition for the body to heal by putting on a cast. However, the cast doesn’t do the healing of the bone, it is the inherent healing capacity of the body, which does the healing. Osteopathy provides the right conditions for the body to heal itself. 

Form influences function

Osteopathy takes into account the relationship between form and function. If the form/shape of the body is out of alignment, the function will be influenced over time as well. Osteopathy treats the structure (joints, muscles, fascia, nerves, blood vessels) of the body so that the body can improve the function through its inherent healing capacity.

Interdisciplinary work

In some cases, manual osteopaths can complement the advice given by GPs. For example, people who suffer from arthritis are often prescribed medication by their GP. In addition to that, manual osteopaths can ease the pain caused by joint and muscle stiffness. Allopathic and alternative treatment complement each other.

Techniques Used

✓ Muscle Energy Techniques

✓ Direct and Indirect Mobilization Techniques

✓ Fascia Release Techniques

✓ Soft Tissue Techniques

✓ Cranial Techniques

✓ Strain/Counterstrain Techniques

✓ Visceral Techniques