What is osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a “whole body” therapy developed in America in the 19th century by Dr. A. T. Still. The principles
of osteopathy are based on the applied knowledge of anatomy, neurology, physiology, embryology and pathology.
Osteopathy is a manual therapy where inspection and treatment take place with a holistic approach to the body. It seeks
the imbalance in the body to recover.
The osteopathy works in three areas:
1. musculoskeletal (bones, joints and muscles)
2. visceral system (internal organs with blood vessels and lymphatic system)
3. the craniosacral system (connection skull and sacrum)
These three areas are manually checked for loss of motion. The point here is that the body is
one unit. The three systems are inextricably linked and influence each other continuously.
Treatment consists of restoring the original motion by means of, usually gentle,
manual techniques. From there, the natural healing process take place again.