Osteopathy is a method of manual care aimed at diagnosing and treating many functional disorders. It is also useful in preventive therapy. It is a philosophical and therapeutic concept, taking the individual as a whole.
Any loss of mobility in joints, muscles, ligaments or viscera can cause an imbalance in the state of health. Osteopathy is based on the body's ability to balance itself and on a thorough knowledge of anatomy and physiology.
I take care of people of all ages: from the newborn to the elderly, people with reduced mobility, sportsmen and women, pregnant women...
In accompaniment and prevention
In treatment and prevention
The principles were enunciated by its founding father, Andrew Still Taylor in the 19th century:
The body is a whole : the care is taken in the whole body. All the structures communicate with each other, thus interacting and adapting to external demands. For example, a shock to the knee can have painful repercussions on an ankle or the lumbar region, without there being any genes or pain present in the knee itself from the shock.
Structure governs function and vice versa : In fact, structure is roughly "anatomy", "frame" and function is the role of each element in the body. To illustrate this, muscle is the structure and muscle contraction is the function of the muscle. If the structure is altered, it performs its function less well. Conversely, the altered function can block or impact the structure.
Therefore, if a muscle is altered, it will be less able to fulfill its contraction capacities. Otherwise, a muscle contracted excessively over the long term damages the very structure of the muscle, preventing it from circulating properly.
Self-healing : "The body is the pharmacy of God", quote from Still, in other words, the body has everything it needs to be self-sufficient and to heal without chemical or other external intervention. The osteopath helps the patient to heal himself by activating the patient's self-healing abilities.
The essential artery : If the blood circulates well, as well as all the fluids in the body, all the tissues have what they need to stay healthy.