Osteopathy is a comprehensive manual therapy that treats the cause (s) of dysfunction to improve health. With the hands, the therapist moves and balances the different parts of the body such as bones, muscles, arteries, viscera, etc.
This approach was created by Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, a graduate of the Kansas College of Medicine and Surgery in 1856. The latter used the quality of his palpation to evaluate and provide care to his patients. He ceased the practice of “conventional” medicine in 1874 and created, in 1892, The American School of Osteopathy in Kirksville, United States. Later, osteopathy was taught in Europe as well as in Canada.
Osteopathy considers the human body as a whole where all the systems are closely related and lingers at the root of the problem. To detect it, the therapist questions the client and then assesses the position, the mobility and the vitality of the tissues. He evaluates by observing the posture, palpating and performing active or passive mobility tests.
Subsequently, the therapist treats using osteoarticular, myofascial, cranial or visceral techniques, sometimes at a distance from the site of the disorders. It uses the bio mechanical forces of the patient (breathing, muscular strength, coughing, body levers) and “dialogue” with the tissues.
At Clinique de réadaptation physique Roussillon, osteopathic treatments are provided by therapists with a solid background of knowledge. In addition to their basic health training, these therapists continued to learn osteopathy in recognized educational institutions in this field of activity. In addition, they work in interdisciplinary with other rehabilitation professionals practicing within the clinics. They will therefore be able to refer you to other services, if necessary.
Above all, they will welcome you in a human atmosphere, openness and listening environment, to accompany you through the goal of well-being.
Osteopathic encounters last for one hour where the therapist works only with his hands. The therapist treats the blockages he sees right from the first appointment and can suggest a frequency of follow-ups, if necessary, that will meet your needs and expectations.
It is for all of those who suffer: newborns, children, adolescents, adults, elderly, athletes or sedentary people. This approach is successful in operating problems: pain, fatigue, headache, digestive or respiratory disorder, etc. It can be as preventive as curative.
Pain: back, neck, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, foot, etc.
Recent or chronic problems
Stomachaches, nausea, reflux, etc.
Pain in the jaw, in the ears
Inconforts related to pregnancy