Osteopathy

背部按摩
按摩師的工作

What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a manual examination and treatment method of the integrated musculoskeletal, visceral system and craniosacral systems. The osteopath examines and treats manually the mobility of all these systems and looks for limitations in mobility that could be linked to the patient's complaint. Osteopaths make use of an extensive practical knowledge of anatomy, physiology, neurology and pathology. By treating mobility of the musculoskeletal, the vascular, neurological and fascial system in an integrated and structured way, patients healing capacities increase dramatically.

 

When it's used?

Osteopathy for help with conditions that affect the muscles, bones and joints, such as:

  • lower back pain

  • uncomplicated neck pain (as opposed to neck pain after an injury such as whiplash)

  • shoulder pain and elbow pain (for example, tennis elbow)

  • arthritis

  • problems with the pelvis, hips and legs

  • sports injuries

  • muscle and joint pain associated with driving, work or pregnancy

 

If you're pregnant, make sure you seek advice from your GP or midwife before you receive osteopathy.