Osteopathy is an independent form of therapy that considers and treats the body as a whole.
Osteopathy assumes that the body functions as a unit that is supplied by the nervous and vascular systems. Loss of mobility and increased tension can therefore disrupt the supply to the body.
Osteopathy, as an applied human science, is to be understood as a diagnostic and treatment procedure to support the body’s ability to self-regulate.
The aim is to maintain or restore health in a body-centered way.
After a detailed anamnesis, the osteopath detects too much and too little tension as well as the increase and loss of tissue activity and elasticity, which he treats with specific manual techniques developed for osteopathy at all levels in the body.
Osteopathy is practiced exclusively with the hands and is followed according to the founder Andrew Taylor Still: “If all parts of the body are correctly aligned, we have perfect health. If not, it results in illness. If the parts are correctly aligned again, the disease will give way to health! (A.T. Still 1828-1917)
The aim of the treatment is to activate and promote the self-healing powers of the person, so that the body can function and compensate better again.