The treatment is manually, hands on.
Different structures are addressed:
- Joints (manipulation, mobilization, muscle energy technique),
- Fascia around muscles, nerves or organs (stretching or listening),
- Muscles (stretching, massage),
- Bone (mobilization or listen with the cranial rhythm).
With feedback from the client the osteopath finds the appropriate pressure.
But even with the perfect dose, there can be reactions upon treatment throughout the next day.
Drinking water and resting after treatment is advisable.
What can be treated?
The aim is to stimulate to optimal physical balance, homeostasis. Biomechanical disturbances can lead to many different symptoms.
Here are some examples:
- Pain, for example in the low back, neck, head, arm or leg
- Radiating pain, pins and needles, numbness, hypersensitivity
- Discomfort from a disc prolaps or ischiadicus
- Trauma to the head or pelvis, falls and whiplash
- Computer arm, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome
- Functional incontinence
- Pelvic disorders or pain
- Temporomandibular dysfunction or pain
- Cranial deformation of babies, colic
- Tension patterns as a result of structural damage