Osteopathy

WHAT IS OSTEOPATHY ?

Osteopathy is a therapy based on manual manipulation techniques with the objective of detecting tensions and functional imbalances and of treating them so that the patient can regain physical and psychological comfort.

This paramedical discipline considers the individual holistically and aims to re-establish the natural equilibrium of the body as well as the mobility of the full structure of the human body; articulation, muscles, ligaments and organs. It also helps to stimulate the patient’s resources so as to optimise their potential for self-healing.

Osteopathy heals numerous problems which affect the major systems in the body: :

  1. Orthopaedic and musculoskeletal system
  2. Neurological system
  3. Cardio-vascular system
  4. Digestive system
  5. Pulmonary and ear, nose and throat systems (ORL)
  6. Neuro-vegetative system

WHO IS IT FOR ?

Osteopathy can be used throughout life, from babies to older people.

  • For Babies
    During pregnancy or during child-birth, babies suffer from mechanical constraints which are more or less traumatising.

Therefore an osteopathic treatment based on gentle and painless movements can prove to be indispensable for digestive and sleep problems, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), congenital torticolis, cranial deformations or repetitive ORL problems.

  • For Pregnant Women
    The job of the osteopath consists of identifying any dysfunctions that might cause issues during pregnancy, throughout the pregnancy.

Osteopathic treatment allows these difficulties to be dealt with more comfortably and can relieve back pains, problems of sleep and nausea.

  • For Adults
    The osteopath can intervene to prevent and treat function problems in all of the body’s systems.

He uses several techniques; visceral, cranial and osteo-articulary with the objective of relieving pain in the spine, articulation, tendonitis, digestive problems, urinary problems as well as behavioural, depression, anxiety, stress and sleep problems.

  • Older people
    As it ages, the body undergoes changes which engender the gradual loss of autonomy and mobility.

Osteopathy works to ease chronic pain from the musculoskeletal system, to mobilise the organism’s other structures and to restore all of their functions..

  • Athletes
    By their actions on all of the body, the osteopath can identify and treat the causes of pain which impact performance in sports.

Furthermore, appropriate osteopathic treatment can improve the articular flexibility and muscular strength as well as respiratory capacity. A treatment also improves recuperation between competitions.

WHAT DOES A CONSULATION CONSIST OF ?

A consultation consists of three phases; the questioning or case history, the clinical examination and the treatment. The first consultation lasts about one hour. Subsequent consultations last approximately 45 minutes.

They begin by a precise questioning with the objective of collecting as much information as possible on the patient. With respect to this, it is advisable to bring the results of the latest medical checkups (X-ray, results from blood-test, etc).

This additional information on the patient’s medical, surgical and traumatic history will allow the osteopath to identify links to dysfunctions or pathologies.

The goal is to better understand the functional problems, find the origin of any pain and to precisely determine the areas of restricted mobility.

The observations collected during the questioning and the clinical examination will determine the best osteopathic treatment using the adapted techniques.

Fees per consultation : 120 chf,

contact  Nicolas Harrell-Bond ( nicolas@chrysalis-therapies.ch )