Osteopathy is a system of evaluation/assessment, diagnosis and treatment, which should be safe and respect the anatomy, physiology and biomechanics of all the systems.
Through the clinical history and various testing, as specific Orthopedic, neurological and osteopathic tests (among other assessment tests), osteopath evaluates and diagnoses the cause of the patient’s complaint.
Osteopathic treatment can involve soft tissue techniques, combined with mobilizations and joint manipulations. The Osteopath analyzes all functional aspects of the patient and uses techniques that recognize the multiple factors contributing to balance and health.
This integrated approach complements the natural functions of the body, helping the patient achieve the highest level of success and health.
There are several conditions were Osteopathy can intervene, but this are the most known:
Low back pain, acute and chronic neck pain, headaches (from cervical origin), joint pain and arthritic shoulder problems and shoulder girdle, postural disorders and muscle conditions.
The most problematic areas that lead people to visit an osteopath are: back pain, sciatic pain, cervical pain, followed by headaches, pains in shoulders and hip. As in some cases of sprains and concussions, among many other conditions.
As happens in any physical examination, the patient will be invited to stay in underwear, because the Osteopath needs to evaluate all structures that may be causing the symptoms (feet, knees, pelvis, spine, etc). For this reason, we suggest that the patient uses something comfortable to him in this kind of situations.
Yes. If you want you can have someone present throughout your consultation and treatment.
Some myofascial treatments (generically known as massage, but which in practice have different therapeutic purpose) may cause some discomfort during the treatment. But your Osteopath will tell you what to expect and make sure that the treatment will be as painless as possible.
The patient can feel sore after the treatment, but normally it is a sign that is associated with a normal and healthy response after a Osteopathic tretament.
Is not mandatory to consult your physician before an Osteopathic consultation.
In special cases and after a rigorous Osteopathic assessment, we can suggest that you refer to your doctor so that you can access health care that no Osteopath must perform (such as prescribing medication, specific medical acts, etc.). But this scenario occurs in specific situations where the osteopath will forward the patient to the most appropriate medical specialty.
The osteopathic competence ends where it begins the competence of any other health care professional. Such as the inverse!
If you do not have any of our protocols, the first consultation and treatment has a value of 45 € and the remaining consultations and treatments a value of 35.
However, we suggest that you contact us in order to meet the specific values suited to your situation.
The number of treatments depends on the patient’s condition (e.g. type of complaint, duration of symptoms, complaints, location etc.).
But our goal is to evaluate and diagnose the cause of your complaint and help you with a smaller number of possible treatments.
Your Osteopath will be able to tell you within a short period of time the prospects for progress and the number of treatments that should/could implement.