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:
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.
Post traumatic pain
Sucking problems related to breastfeeding
Digestive problems ( Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), colic)
Plagiocephaly (flattened head)
Joint / muscle / ligament pain
Pre- and post-partum care
Children & Teenagers
Growth pain (knee, legs...)
Jaw pain (temporomandibular joint)
Back and/or Neck pain
Neurogenic pain (Sciatica / cruralgia)
Visceral pain (intestinal cramps, Reflux, constipation, etc.)
Post-traumatic / surgical pain
General feeling of stiffness
Low back pain / Back pain / Neck pain
Sciatica / Cruralgia