The osteopath considers the body as a single whole.
Through palpation (highly developed sensitivity in touch), he identifies the areas of the body to "correct".
Using techniques of stretching, mobilization and joint manipulation, the osteopath works on the body creating the best conditions to facilitate the healing process.
"An Osteopath is only a human engineer, who should understand all the laws governing his engine and thereby master disease"
"To find health should be the object of the doctor. Any one can find disease"
Osteopathy is a Healthcare Profession, as identified by Law 3/2018 and with a very specific Professional Profile ( profile ). This profession recognizes the importance between the structure of the human body and the way it works.
An osteopathic treatment consists of a combination of release techniques and specific adjustments of soft tissues, joints, ligaments, tendons. Techniques of drainage and rebalancing of body fluids are also used. Advice on "self-healing" exercises can be given.
During the First Visit, an interview takes place to collect useful information to understand the origin and cause of the problem complained of. The Osteopath may require you to perform some movements in order to verify the extent of the disorder.
Next, the Osteopath will use his highly specialized palpation, on the areas of weakness, tension, restriction or stretching of your body. The Osteopath will then develop an osteopathic diagnosis and discuss it with the patient to whom he will propose the osteopathic treatment deemed useful. The treatment will be aimed at restoring normal joint stability and function.
Osteopaths often begin treatment by releasing, relaxing and stretching stiff muscles and joints, using massage techniques, rhythmic joint movements and muscle release techniques. The Osteopath, if necessary, can use high velocity and low amplitude manipulative techniques on the spine or other joints. In addition, other techniques can be used on viscera and skull, depending on the problem encountered. A treatment lasts on average 30 - 45 minutes and, often, several sessions are required which are planned and discussed at the first visit.
Later, patients can decide to plan preventive and maintenance treatments to avoid recurring problems.
There are many reasons why it may be useful to contact an Osteopath.
The most frequently reported disorders are:
• Back pain such as low back pain, dorsal pain, sciatic nerve irritation, disc problems, etc.
• Joint pain - for example from arthrosis or arthritis in the hands, feet, hips, knees, etc ..
• Muscle strains
• Pain in the neck and shoulders
• Sports injuries
• Structural problems in pregnancy
• Problems related to whiplash
• Tennis elbow (epicondylitis)
• Golfer's elbow (epithrocleitis)
• Digestive disorders
• Menstrual pains and cycle irregularities
• Recurring infections
• Asthma and chest pains
• Childhood problems
• Post-surgical lymphedema
• Scarring outcomes
• Facial disorders and asymmetries related to the visual sphere
• Occlusal problems