Osteopathy uses adapted manual techniques that range from structural to functional, including cranial and visceral approaches.
The osteopath seeks to define and treat the origin of the symptoms, which can sometimes be seemingly unrelated to the initial complaint expressed by the patient. Therefore, it is a truly holistic approach to one's health that addresses the body in its entirety.
Osteopathy treats a wide range of conditions, from chronic pain to acute injuries. Using a variety of techniques, osteopathy is suitable for all: children, adults, seniors, pregnant women, and sportsmen alike. It also targets various anatomical structures (joints, ligaments, muscles, fascia) that can limit the body in its normal physiological functioning.
Adaption is key
It is important to adapt the treatment to each patient, and to consider everyone as an individual. Two patients with similar symptoms will not necessarily be treated the same way. The osteopath has to decide which technique is clinically indicated for a particular patient. This is what makes every treatment stimulating: it is unique and will always differ from the other. The physician must understand the nature of the dysfunction and the technique best suited to treat it successfully.