Osteopathy is the science and art of diagnosing and treating dysfunctions in the mobility of human body tissues, which can cause disorders and disrupt the overall health of the organism. It is a healthcare discipline based on manual therapy.
This specialty is focused on restoring and maintaining the body’s balance to achieve recovery and preserve its self-regulation capacity.
Osteopathy primarily addresses the most common musculoskeletal pathologies such as:
👉🏼 Lower back pain
👉🏼 Neck pain
👉🏼 Upper back pain
👉🏼 Shoulder pain
In summary, it deals with common osteomuscular conditions. It is also very effective in specific cases such as migraines, vertigo, ear infections, and circulatory problems.
📝 Anatomy and physiology of the human body.
📝 Understanding how different tissues contribute to the development of diseases.
📝 Application of techniques to normalize altered functions.
📝 Techniques that osteopathy has developed over more than a century of the discipline’s evolution (the first osteopathy school dates back to 1892 in the United States) through osteopathy schools or faculties of osteopathic medicine.
Furthermore, it yields positive results in Pediatrics, both in neonates and infants.
The most common pediatric conditions treated with osteopathy include:
✅ Infant colic
✅ Sleep disturbances
An osteopath uses physical manipulation to increase joint mobility, relieve muscle tension, and improve blood flow to tissues. They also provide advice on posture, recommend exercises that aid in rapid recovery, and help prevent symptoms from recurring.
The goal of treatment is to enhance the overall health of all body systems through manipulation and strengthening of the musculoskeletal structure.