Osteopathy: a short summary
Osteopathy is a system of manual diagnosis and treatment, which addresses restrictions and dysfunctions in tissues such as joints, soft tissues, organs, etc.
Osteopathic medicine is a distinctive form of medical care founded on the philosophy that all body systems are interrelated and dependent upon one another for good health.
Osteopathy addresses all the systems of the body, all ages and all life events. So it applies to infants, children, adolescents, adults, seniors, as well as to women pregnant, post-partum, athletes and people with disabilities.
During the treatment, the osteopath will identify and treat manually any restrictions that affect the mobility of the tissues within the whole body. The osteopathic treatment aims at restoring the body’s ability to function and to heal itself, with the use of gentle and painless manual techniques.