What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a healing method in which the hands are used to restore reduced mobility of structures in the body.
The body has a self-healing ability. For example, if you have a cold, have the flu or break an arm, the self-healing ability of the body will enable you to recover. This also works with other complaints or disorders. Osteopathy can help with this.
Everything in the body needs a certain amount of mobility in order to function. If an organ or joint does not work or move properly, it cannot perform its function properly.
Example: you suffer from your knee and you can not bend it properly. Walking is still possible, but not well. After a while you also start to suffer from your hip, back, etc.
Example: you suffer from your intestines (peristalsis) and become constipated. If that is prolonged, you may suffer from abdominal pain, back pain, headaches, fatigue, irritability etc. Often you yourself do not notice where the symptoms come from and do not take any action.
A disorder in mobility can therefore cause a chain reaction. One thing leads to another. That means that the problem you have may be the result from a completely different area in the body. Osteopathy focuses on restoring mobility so that all body groups can continue to function freely.