Osteopathy is a manual therapy concentrating on loss of mobility and tension on all levels of structures of the human body (joints, ligaments, tendons, viscera, fascia, muscles…).
Dysfunctions are corrected through manipulative techniques that help the body correct itself through homeostasis within the body.
The osteopath supports areas and specific points so the body can auto regulate itself.
Osteopathy can help a number of disorders and ailments. Therefore there are many reasons to consult an osteopath.
Back pain, neck pain, joint pain (hip, knee, ankle, shoulder, elbow. ..), sprain, tendonitis…
Central nervous system
Sciatica, occipital neuralgia, trapped nerve, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome…
Diarrhea, constipation, acid reflux, gastric pain, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)…
circulatory trouble of the lower limbs and extremities
the cephalic system and ENT (ear, nose and throat: otolaryngology)
Headache, migraine, vertigo, tinnitus, rhinitis, sinusitis…
The Autonomic Nervous System
Stress, anxiety, sleep difficulties, fatigue, depression…
Osteopathy is equally recommended for :
After a trauma
Falls, accidents, sprains, strains and breaks
Mothers to be
During pregnancy – back pain, sciatica, PSD (pubic symphysis disorder) and post-partum – pelvic and back changes
Disturbed sleep, plagiocephaly (asymmetry of the skull), regurgitation, colic…
Preparation before, during and after competitions
To prevent aches and blockages,
it is advised to seek osteopathic treatment once or twice a year.
Osteopathy does not claim to heal degenerative diseases (cancer, sclerosis, arthritis…), genetic and systemic diseases (myopathy, muscular dystrophy, cystic fibrosis…), or infectious diseases (AIDS…).
Nevertheless, it can help with the symptoms of these disorders,
especially on the pain, by releasing tension in surrounding structures.
Osteopathy is not paid for by social security but most mutuelle insurance companies reimburse all or part the osteopathy session on presentation of a receipt of a recognised practitioner. This receipt can be obtained at the end of your treatment session, upon request.
A full list of mutuelle insurance companies providing reimbursement can be found at :Register of the Osteopaths of France
- Unique rate 80€