¿What is osteopathy?
It is a preventive manual and natural system approach to healthcare and addresses the body as a whole. It takes care of the musculoskeletal system (bones, joints, ligaments and connective tissue) and the way it inter-relates with the body as a whole. It is gentle, safe and non-invasive and optimize the function of the spine, muscles joints and connective tissue.
What will a first session with the osteopath involve?
When you visit an osteopath for the first time, a full clinical history will be taken from the patient. Then you will be given a physical examination to evaluate the posture, mobility, functionality and different tests.
After that, the osteopath can evaluate and decide on the best osteopathic treatment for the patient. A variety of treatments will be used, such as stretching, soft tissue techniques, passive joints movements and high velocity thrust techniques.
Depending on the patient’s problem, the osteopath can use gentler techniques which are specially indicated for children and the elderly.
What it is suitable for?
- Pain and mobility problems in: back, neck, shoulders, elbows, hands, hips, knees, ankles and feet.
- Trapped nerves, sciatica.
- Repetitive strain injury
- Rheumatic pains, arthritis, arthrosis
- Sport and dance injuries
- Stress and nutritional related problems
- Aches and pain relief during pregnancy
- Babies and children’s problems related to mechanical strains before or during the birth process