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A.T Still, inventor of osteopathy
Dr. Andrew Taylor Still (1828-1917), American, is the inventor of osteopathy.
In 1864, a meningitis epidemic caused the death of four members of his family, including three of his children. This helplessness causes him a questioning of his training as a doctor.
He then seeks a new approach to health and invents "Osteopathy" June 22, 1874.
Today, osteopaths continue to use their hands to treat their patients in this same tradition. To qualify as an osteopath, you need to complete a five-year program of full study in osteopathy.
What is osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a gentle form of manual healthcare, with a holistic approach to health.
It helps the body, non pathological, but simply disturbed and unbalanced, to find back its balance and its self-regulating abilities.
Based on a thorough knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and focusing on the different rhythms of the body, the osteopath assesses every mobility restrictions.
Then he restores the joint, cranial, tissue and visceral mobilities, necessary to regain balance and overcome pain, using different manual techniques
"Osteopathy is a philosophy, a science, and an art"
A philosophy, because it's main interest is the man as a whole: it is not the symptom that prevails but the cause of what provokes it or maintains it.
For example, a headache can come from a cervical, sacral, or visceral problem.
A science, because its analysis and reasoning are based on anatomy, physiology, embryology and biomechanics.
An art, because the hand of the osteopath is his ultimate "therapeutic tool". With a training of several years of practice, his hands feel - see - think - detects the dysfunction of a tissue, a fascia, a joint, an organ or a viscera in his loss of mobility.
Osteopathy for all ages
Osteopathy is for everyone: it supports the child as early as the first days of life, the pregnant woman, the athlete in the optimization of its performance, the adult in his daily life, or the seniors.
There is no age, sex, weight or height criteria to be treated in osteopathy.
Every techniques used is adapted specifically, according to the patient and his age, in respect of possible medical contraindications. We never use techniques to "force it through" in osteopathy.
What does an osteopath treat ?
There are 3 main reasons to consult an osteopath:
- For pain issues:
Pain, discomfort or stiffness affecting the musculoskeletal system of the body (joints and muscles). Some of the most common complaints are: back pain, neck pain, joint pain (hip, knee, ankle, shoulder, elbow ...), jaw pain, sprains, tendinitis, arthritis, sciatica, cruralgia, cervico-brachial neuralgia...
- For functional issues:
The most common are: digestive pain, constipation, bloating, diarrhea, reflux, headaches, vertigo, tinnitus, stress, anxiety, sleep disorder, fatigue ...
- For prevention:
Pain occurs caused when the body's self-healing abilities are exhausted.
To avoid this, don't wait for heavy symptoms to go see your osteopath.
An annual visit is strongly recommended to prevent imbalances.
Osteopathy is also recommended:
Following a traumatism: road accident, fall ...
For pregnant women: lumbar pain, sciatica, reflux, postpartum ...
For babies: plagiocephaly, colitis, disturbed sleep, stiff neck ...
For children: morphological disorders, support for the growth ...
For athletes: preparation before and after a competition
But osteopathy has its limits and does not pretend to cure everything!
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