What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a holistic method in which the hands are used for the diagnostic analysis and therapy. The body is regarded as one unit, which has the ability of self-healing.
The goal of Osteopathic treatment is to correct and loosen blockages of structures and tissues, leading to the restoration of physical well-being. Based on thorough questioning and manual examination, the Osteopath determines the cause of the complaint, which allows him to devise a course of treatment tailored to the specific needs of the patient.
Osteopathy involves work on all body structures: the skeleton, muscles, sinews, internal organs, skull etc.
A pre-requisite for practising Osteopathy is a detailed knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology as well as several years' extensive training in palpation (tactual exploration).
Osteopaths work closely with other medical fields, to ensure the best possible care for their patients.