From a wide range of questions and mobility test, the osteopathist will provide a personalized treatment answering to your problem. An osteopathist does not concentrate only on the problem area, but uses manual techniques to balance all the body systems and to provide overall good health and wellbeing. An osteopathic physician may also issue prescription medicine and use surgical methods to support the holistic, manual treatment. Many osteopathic physicians also serve as primary care physicians in fields such as family medicine, internal medicine, and pediatrics.
What can osteopathy treat?Osteopathy can provide relief and treatment for a wide range of conditions. These include:
- foot, ankle, hip, and knee pain
- back pain, neck pain, and sciatica
- hand, shoulder, and elbow pain
- tennis and golfer's elbow
- postural problems due to pregnancy, sports injury, driving or work strain, or digestive issues
What to expect in an Osteopathy session?An osteopath will first of all fully assess a patient's health to work out what treatment is needed in the sessions. An individual may have a referral from a primary care physician, or they may refer themselves. Self-referring patients should inform their regular doctor, to ensure that ongoing care is consistent.
Osteopathy is patient-centered. An initial consultation will take place before any active treatment or management begins. During this consultation, the osteopathic physician will discuss the patient's health problems, listen, and take case notes. The session will last approximately 45 minutes.
Benjamin graduated from the International Center of Osteopathy after 5 years of full-time training in France.
He found in osteopathy what he could not find in allopathic medicine, the notion of globality. Osteopathy is all about mobility and globality, tissues adjustment to equilibrate the posture and let the body heal by itself. Like the founder of osteopathy said "find it, fix it and leave it alone".