About osteopathy

Osteopathy is a manual approach aimed at restoring the mechanical and functional balance of tissue structures and body systems.

It is a preventive approach of the whole body, a healthy body will cope better with constraint (stress, overwork, mechanical solicitations, accidents of everyday life, intensive sport, aging, bodily overactivity, childbirth , illness etc.)

Osteopathy addresses all dysfunctions when they are mechanically reversible by acting on all tissue mechanoreceptors.

Examples

 

Musculoskeletal dysfunction (neck pain, headache, torticoli, cervicobrachial neuralgia, back pain, cruralgia, sciatica, herniated discs, pubalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, myofascial syndrome)

 

Traumatic dysfunction (ligament sprains, sequelae of sprains, whiplash, certain sports injuries)

 

Dysfunction due to repetitive mechanical stress (tendonitis, bursitis, joint dysfunction

Functional dysfunction (certain digestive disorders, bloating, constipation, gastroesophageal reflux, certain pain of genitourinary origin)

Other disorders (migraignes, dizziness, mechanical dysfunction of pregnancy and growth, postural disorders, some respiratory disorders and / or urinary tract, stress psycho-Emotional)

Manual Approach

It involves soft tissue techniques (muscles, ligaments, fascia, viscera)

  • these are inhibition techniques

  • rhythmic and isometric stretches

  • passive shortening

  • also includes joint techniques (mobilizations, amplitude gains, decoaptation).