The Osteopathic Treatment

What is an osteopathic treatment ?

The osteopath examines the whole patient, and begins with a detailed history. This consists of two parts.

  1. The complaint itself, with which the patient comes;
  2. Old accidents , illnesses and operations which can be important for the current situation .

The osteopath will therefore be asking questions about what happened earlier, even years ago.

Next, the osteopath will do a physical examination. He looks at where the body initially indicates, where most stress is. Then he will see what structure is responsible for this tension, or where there is a restriction of movement . Therefore separately are considered :

  • The musculoskeletal system , the parietal system
  • The organs , the visceral system
  • The movements of the skull and sacrum , the cranio- sacral system;

This happens all by feeling. He looks at blood flow disorders and neurological disorders, to come, with all this data, to a conclusion regarding the cause of the complaint(s).

The osteopath frees the restrictions separately .

A treatment can last up half an hour to an hour. The first follow-up appointment is usually made for 14 days later, so the body has time to get used to the new situation. As the treatment succeeds, the appointments are made ​​increasingly further apart .

Question: I have another appointment, but I have no more trouble. Should I still come?

Answer:  Yes.

The purpose of the follow-up appointments to maintain and improve the healing process of the body. As a result, problems will be prevented in the future. To achieve this, follow-up appointments are made for 1 month, 3 months , 6 months and 1 year​​. The overall resistance by the immune system can be ensured. If after one year, one will have no more symptoms, treatment may be terminated as successfully.