Osteopathy is a special and overall wellness system that depens on wide principles that suggests ‘’thinking and attitude to health and disease questions’’
Osteopathy is a manuel unique holistic (whole body) health care skill ( using manuel hands – on – techniques ) The procedures used for diagnosis and treatment, correct mechanical inbalance between and within joints, muscles, bone , ligaments, organs and fascia, and provides healthy function.
Whilst eliminating pain and functional disorders, stimulates self-healing (self regulations) skill of the body and treats the patient as a whole.
The Philosophy of Osteopathy
The key principle that differs the philosophy of osteopathy from other medical disciplines is based on that all parts of the body are functioning together in an integrated manner. The immobile system is pathological. If one part of the body is restricted, then the rest of the body must adopt and compensate fort this. Eventually inflammation, pain, stiffness and other health conditions ocur.
Osteopathic treatment frees the restricted tissues, increases the body mobility, assists the body to heal itself and ease pain
History of Osteopathy
Osteopathy is a contemporary, modern integrated system of medical method that was practised and evolved by Dr. Andrew Taylor Still in the United States Kansas – Missouri in 1870’s. It is accepted as a scientific method for treatment by WHO.
Osteopathic Treatment Works on 3 Systems;
It is practised fort the treatment of pain and dysfunction sourced from musculoskeletal disorders. It corrects physiologic range of motion of restricted or blocked joints and helps cease pain.
Visseral problems can cause pain and functionel disorders in spine, joints and others parts of the body. A right shoulder pain may take its origin from gall-bladder or liver , a left shoulder pain from stomach, heart or spleen. All these problems can cause servical pain. Problems in the gut may cause joint pain. Prostate and uterus problems may cause low back, hip and knee pain.
Visseral osteopathy is a remedy approach by treating visceral problems in digestion, respiration, circulation, reproduction systems and eliminating pain and complaints that originated from them.
Cranial osteopathy is a medical approach using sensitive, light touch using light manipulations. It promotes tension to cease that stres has reflected in the cranium ( head) and the whole body. It helps cessation of pain and complaints existing in the patient. It not only relieves symptoms but helps gain whole body wellness.
Who is an Osteopath?
Medical doctors and Physiotherapist’s who undertake 1500 hours af education during 5 years training (in anatomy, physiology, pathologyi, general medical diagnosis and and osteopathic techniques) and pass the exam successfully, become licensed to br an osteopath.
An osteopath evaluates a patients from parietal, visceral and cranial view. He / she reveals (detects) the origin of the problem; identifies the priorities and performs the treatment.
Osteopaths use a broad range of gentle hands- on-techniques including soft tissue stretching, deep tactile pressure and mobilisation or manipulation of joints