Osteopathy is a manual therapy based on the principle that structure and function are related. It aims to heal the functional disorders of human body structures and restore the balance between the body and mind. The osteopath treats the patient’s body globally regardless of the symptoms, helping the body to regulate itself.
The osteopath perfectly knows the structures and functions of all organs and systems of the human body : anatomy, biomechanics, physiology and pathology.
This allows to accurately identify any violation of their mobility and the appearance of discomfort or pain. By treating the cause of the symptoms, it prevents a minor disorder from becoming, overtime, a major or even irreversible disorder.
Osteopathy is for everyone from newborns to elderly people as well as pregnant women or young mothers.
Soft tissue techniques osteopathy
The osteopathy treatment with soft tissue and myofascial release techniques aim at following the direction of movements revealed by the tissue itself.
These treatments are applied to bones, muscles, organs, nervous system, arterial/vein or lymphatic system.
The purpose of soft tissue techniques is to provide one or more complete releases.
The tissue and myofascial tensions are connected between them but they are not located necessarily where the patient feels discomfort/pain.
Structural osteopathy describes the diagnosis and treatment of dysfunctions in the musculoskeletal system.
It focuses mainly on solving problems, related to musculoskeletal apparatus (bones, joints, ligaments and tendons, muscles and fascia).
Using manual techniques, the osteopath does not only relieve pain, but also affects its immediate cause.