What’s Osteopathy ?

The foundations of Osteopathy:

Osteopathy was founded in the US in 1874 by a physician: Andrew Taylor Still. Then, Osteopathy spread to the United Kingdom and Europe.

 Andrew Taylor Still laid the foundations of a new holistic approach to the human body, as well as its therapeutic its diagnostic namely: overall review and treat a patient instead of just treating the disease. 


Osteopathy is:

  • a first-line therapy: not need for a prescription.
  • a manual therapy based on the idea that the structure and the functions are linked.
  • a comprehensive approach to the human being that is based on anatomical, biomechanical and physiological knowledge.
  • a curative AND preventive therapy. But it does not replace traditional medicine. Indeed, the Osteopathic Manual Practitioner does not prescribe medication.



What does the Osteopathic Manual Practitioner:

During a consultation, the Osteopathic Manual Practitioner will therefore examine the origin of the pain and the mechanism induced in order to establish a treatment plan for each patient.

To this end, it will take into account the different systems that make up our bodies: musculoskeletal, visceral and emotional.

To help the body regain his health and mobility, the Osteopathic Manual Practitioner will practice adapted manual techniques:

  • structural, acting on the structure of our body: bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments
  • tissue, acting on tissues present in our body: fascias
  • visceral, acting on organs via the tissues surrounding and neurovascular links between them
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