Osteopathy is the basis for other major manual treatments such as chiropractic and naprapathy. The Osteopathic treatment use manual soft technique and is always based on each persons own individual circumstances.
The person behind osteopathic treatment is Andrew Taylor Still (1828-1917). To read more about him and about osteopathy as a manual treatment, click here.
Osteopaths use a variety of manual and soft treatment methods to relieve pain. It is important to note that some diseases can cause several types of pain and are experienced differently and individually.
The underlying factors to the pain are important and therefore a proper and careful examination is required, to ensure proper and correct diagnosis.
Medicines, drugs and pharmacological products are often seen as a common pain treatment, and it is an easy way to silence the symptom (and often shortly). But the question is whether it takes away the main problem or the actual cause of your pain.
Living with pain and the unclarity about what the trouble is, could be a major concern in itself. It takes a lot of time and creates unnecessary wasted energy.
Common pains and disorders that osteopaths can treat
Acute or chronic pain with or without a clear cause
Back- and neck discomfort
Pain in elbow, hands and fingers
Hip-, knee- and ankle disorders
Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome
Muscle spasm, carpal tunnel syndrome
Pain in ligaments, muscles, joints, tendons
Pain/discomfort related to stomach/intestines
Tension headache, migraine, dizziness
Osteopaths promote the body’s self-healing ability, by handling manual treatment softly and with a broad holistic approach
The treatment is done by carefully processing the movement and linking the different systems of the body. This increases the body self-healing ability which affects and improves the circulation of the heart, lymphatic flow, and calming the body nervous system.