How does Osteopathy work?

during the treatment

Movement is life and healthy is equilibrium. Each blockage can cause pathology.

With this starting point, the therapist will be searching different functional disorders in the patient’s body.

The treatment (about 50 minutes) begins with a detailed talk, in which the full antecedents of the patient are detected in a chronological order (birth, trauma, operation, illness, habits).

Afterwards the posture of the patient in standing position will be observed and some active tests will be done.

Osteopathy is mainly a passive method. The patient is lying relaxed and the practitioner is testing all the necessary bodily structures to find out the right treatment for the case.

Therefore the practitioner he is working in different areas:

  • Parietal, or alternatively structural, area (muscle, fascia, bones, tendons, joints)
  • Craniosacral area (skull, spinal column, pelvis, membranes, vascular und neural structure)
  • Visceral area (inner organs)

To restore the self-regulation of the whole organism is the relationship between these areas is very important. A mobility restriction or blockade from one of these areas can hinder other areas.

Because of that the therapist often examines and treats with his hands often part of the body where the patient does not have any symptoms.

Osteopathy uses a diverse selection of manual techniques to correct the dysfunctions of the body and consequently support self-healing-power.

This kind of treatment can operate up to 2-3 weeks after the session.

„Find it, fix it, leave it alone“

(A.T. Still)