¿Qué es la osteopatía?

Osteopathy is a holistic manual therapy. Its objective is to restore homeostasis (body capacity to auto-regulate itself).

One of the principles of osteopathy is that all the body systems work together and are related, so that a dysfunction in one system can affect the others. (holistic concept).

The osteopath sees the patient as a whole, in which the body, mind and spirit interact with each other and are interrelated.

Osteopathy aims to revitalize the blood flow and restore the normal mobility to the impaired articulations through manipulation of the musculo-skeletal system.

The osteopathic treatment consists in treating the restrictions of mobility in the joints, the muscular system, the viscera, the cranium. It aims to regain a good balance in the body by reactivating its mechanisms of self-healing through various therapeutic techniques: articular manipulations, muscle energy techniques,  functional, visceral, cranial techniques, etc. (see more details in “osteopathic techniques”)

Every treatment is unique and personalized.

Osteopathy aims to understand the dysfunctions in the body in a logic way, giving an explanation to each dysfunction. The osteopathic diagnosis allows to determine the cause that produces the problem. Osteopathy not only treats the symptom (pain) but it goes deeper, aiming to correct the cause, the origin of the problem.



¿Qué es la osteopatía?¿Qué es la osteopatía?

The different techniques used in osteopathy are based on the principles according to which the structure and the function of the different body parts are inter-related.
Acting on the structure, the osteopath aims to to restore the function of the different systems.

Here is a non-exhaustive list of the techniques used in osteopathy:


   Soft Tissue Techniques. They consist in massages, stretches, pumping, deep tissue stimulation, traction, and aim for a muscular relaxation and an improvement of blood flow.

   High Velocity Thrust Techniques. Through those manipulations, the therapist intends to restore the mobility of blocked articulations and to normalize neurological reflexes. They are generally used on the spine, and produce  a hearable noise.

   Muscle Energy Techniques. These are deep stretches for which the therapist will ask the patient's collaboration  as voluntary muscular contractions make the stretch more efficient.

   Functional Techniques. These are soft techniques that accompany the tissues in the direction of ease. In this doing, it inhibits reflexes that maintain tensions and blockages.

   Visceral Techniques. They are applied either directly on the organ, or on its attachment system, aiming to decrease adherences, restore mobility and allow optimal function.

   Cranial Techniques. The skull is made of different bones that are not completely fused bat have a degree of mobility and undergo a soft involuntary, rhythmical movement. It is suggested that this movement is induced by the flow of Cerebro-Spinal Fluid. Soft and subtle techniques on the cranium allow to free the compressions and blockages. Cranial osteopathy can help resolve problems such as headaches, backache, stress, insomnia, sinusitis, vertigo, etc.


   Myofascial Techniques. The fascias are tissues that surround all the body structures (muscles, viscera, nerves, etc...) and that bind them together. Through specific techniques, the osteopath frees the restrictions and adherences of the fascia, allowing to rebalance the relation between the different body structures.


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