Osteopathy is a health therapy wich diagnoses any loss of mobility/flexibility in the various parts of the human body and subsequently treats the affected areas in order to restore the patient's health.
Osteopathy is based on an in-depth knowledge of human anatomy and physiology.
The osthepath's hands are the only instruments used for this type of treatment.
Osteotherapy is based on three principles :
- The only instruments used are the osteopath's hands
- The individual is seen as a whole
- The importance of maintaining the body's natural balance
Osteopathy requires expertise, as well as an extensive knowledge of how the human body functions in all its aspects.
Osteopathy can prevent or cure problems, both physical and psychological in nature, and is very well suited to maintain one's health in a responsible manner.
Osteopathy and the spine
Scolioses, ‘humpback' (cyphoses) or lordoses; the causes of each of these affections of the spine is that the body is not capable of self-adjustment.
A specific osteopathic diagnosis will uncover the causes of problems like these, and the application of different techniques provides a solution. In a number of cases the osteopath will collaborate with other medical specialists.
Osteopathy and orthodonties
Many children these days wear braces. Very often, orthodonists will work together with osteopaths, in order to get better results. A brace puts pressure on different parts of the cranium, so that the jaw and teeth may develop correctly. Such pressure however may cause the following troubles.
A regular osteopathic follow-up in these cases will reduce problems and even prevent them from occurring.
It is therefore essential to carefully observe your child and look out for problems: recurring complaints clearly indicate the need for osteopathic treatment.