What is osteopathy?
The Diploma of Osteopathy is issued after a curriculum of 6 years study at the Graduate level including theoretical coursework, practical assignments and clinical trainings.
Osteopathy is a hands-on therapy that requires no medication. It is a non-invasive procedure that uses external technical manipulations of the body. It focuses on treating the patient's pain with a total body (holistic) health approach.
The holistic approach to the health is based on the fact that all parts of the body work together in an integrated manner. Osteopathy differs from other para medical disciplines in its approach to health that is focused on the balance of mobility of all the body parts.
When a structure is limited in its movement, the rest of the body tends to adjust in order to compensate for this deficiency, which ultimately leads to stiffness, pain, inflammation, or other health problems. Therefore, causes of pain in the body can be numerous, and are often expressed in another location from their origin. The treatment is effective not only in the area that seems problematic but also in other areas of the body as well.
The goal of osteopathic treatment is to restore movement and ultimately to minimize pain, reduce stress, and thus facilitate the self-healing properties of the organism.
From a prevention perspective the osteopath ensures the integrity of the overall biomechanics of the body to improve the adaptability and response of its various structure to daily strains and stresses.
The practice of osteopathy is, on one hand, based on a rigorous knowledge of anatomy, physiology and biomechanics of the human body.
And on the other hand, the osteopath enlarge its knowledge of the body throw empirical practice to increase its sensitivity skills accuracy.