OSTEOPATHY

The first question we ask ourselves is " What is osteopathy? "

According to the Academy of Osteopathy of Belgium :

“Osteopathy is a manual diagnostic and therapeutic approach for joint and tissue mobility dysfunctions in general within the framework of their participation in the onset of diseases. "

 

In other words, Osteopathy is a manual medical discipline playing on several systems:

  • the locomotor system (joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, etc.),

  • the visceral system (digestive system and thoracic organs),

  • the cardiovascular system (blood circulation ) etc.

 

The osteopath therefore takes into consideration the entire body of the patient.

The therapist seeks to restore the physiological mobility of the body and aims at activating the self-healing mechanisms.

This in order to:

  • Relieve pain

  • Restore physiological balance

  • Maintain the flexibility of muscles and tissues

  • Prevent injuries and / or pain

To do this, the osteopath uses different techniques adapted to the complaint and to the patient.

Osteopathy is a first line medical practice, which means that it is not necessary to bring a medical prescription.

The second question we can ask ourselves is " For whom and when? " The answer can be found below.

Ostéopathe au travail

FOR WHOM?

 

Athletes

Tendon injuries

Muscle aches

Post traumatic pain

Prevention

Joint pain

Sports-related injuries

...

 

Infants

Sucking problems related to breastfeeding

Digestive problems ( Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), colic)

Torticollis

Plagiocephaly (flattened head)

Preferential posture

...

 

Pregnant women

Sacroiliac Pain

Joint / muscle / ligament pain

Reflux

Pre- and post-partum care

...

 

Children & Teenagers

Scoliosis 

Joint pain

Post-traumatic pain

Muscle aches

Growth pain (knee, legs...)

...

 

Adults

Jaw pain (temporomandibular joint)

Migraines

Back and/or Neck pain

Neurogenic pain (Sciatica / cruralgia)

Visceral pain (intestinal cramps, Reflux, constipation, etc.)

Muscle aches

Rib pain

...

 

Senior citizens

Muscle aches

Joint pain

Post-traumatic / surgical pain

General feeling of stiffness

Low back pain / Back pain / Neck pain

Sciatica / Cruralgia

...