Definition and Principle
Osteopathy is a hands-on therapy to help disconfort with certain condition. The goal is to help to promote wellness.
Osteopathy is built on philosophical principles, evidence-based science and the art of touch and palpation.
It addresses a large spectrum of individuals from babies, children, adults, pregnant women to the elderly.
The body is a unified whole.
All parts of the body are connected to each other with muscles, ligaments, organs and fascias.
As soon as one part of the body is disturbed, it can impact the most distant part of the body from the site of the original problem.
The musculoskeletal structure and the physiological processes of the body are closely interdependent on each other. When an area of the body becomes stiff and looses mobility it can impact on on this region’s role in maintaining good health.
The body has its own self regulatory mechanism
In order to have an efficient healing mechanism, our cells must receive adequate nutrients, stimulation and energy to be able to regenerate and also rid themselves of metabolic waste. In order to do this the blood and lymphatic distribution must be free and any blockage or compression in the surrounding tissue will impair the circulation.
The nervous system will also participate in this self regulatory mechanism. Any compression on the path of the peripheral nerve will diminish nerve stimulation necessary to the health of the nervous system.
This includes any musculo-skeletal part, the organs and cranium. An adjustment reduces tension and facilitates better circulation and adequate nervous stimulation.
The technics used by an osteopath are hands on, they are very precise and pain free and have proven scientificly evidence of results and health benefits.