What is osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a system of evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of many diseases and somatic dysfunctions of the musculoskeletal system.
The main focus of Osteopathy is the restoration of function of the affected tissues associated with a structure in imbalance.
Osteopathy emerged in the USA through the physician Andrew Taylor Still (1828-1917).
How should intervene your Osteopath?
The Osteopaths assess and diagnose the cause of the injury or somatic dysfunction, then carry out a treatment plan (or forward the patient to the most appropriate speciality), and, with the consent of the patient, administer the treatment that targets the cause of the injury in order to restore the function and the structural balance of the patient.
We remind you that all Osteopaths have the ability to know forward the patient for any medical specialty whenever needed, just like any other health professional should know this procedure.
However, and as a general rule, the Osteopath can step in focusing on improving the quality of life of an individual through physical means.
In this way, using a combination of a smooth, manipulative therapy, specific training and exercises appropriate to each case and patient.
The Osteopaths also offer personalized advice about work posture and postural re-education, and strengthening exercises, such as counseling and stress management.