Osteopathy is a manual therapy that 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 as a whole regardless of the presenting symptoms.
It is a question of finding the cause of the symptoms by an osteopathic diagnosis specific to each patient. Therefore, this requires an excellent knowledge of anatomy and physiology.
Discomfort or pain occurs when the body has no longer the ability to adapt and heal itself. By treating the cause of the problem, it prevents a minor disorder from becoming, over time, a major or even irreversible disorder. When treating the patient, the practitioner acts in such a way that the body regulates itself.
Osteopathy can also be used in prevention: there may be movement limitations that do not cause pain but over time, it might become problematic and cause pain if left untreated.
Osteopathy is for everyone, from newborns to elderly people, as well as pregnant women or who have recently given birth.