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What is osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a medical science which seeks to restore the correct function of the human being. The balance between bones, muscles and nervous system is stimulated and made optimal by means of manual treatment. An osteopath works with the body's functional problems and seeks to create equilibrium in the body's various systems - nerves, muscles, bones, organs, skull - and all the structures that are connected to connective tissue as well as blood vessels and nerves. In addition to this, advice is given for a better state of health. An osteopath treats only with the hands through manipulation, pressure and stretching – without the use of medicine, needles or other surgical instruments. Osteopathy is also called manual medicine, because an osteopath, using his hands alone, makes a diagnosis, relieves pain and removes the blockages that bother and torment your body and reduce your mobility and opportunity for expression.

How does osteopathy work?

By removing blockages and improving the range of motion and quality of the joints, functional limitations and functional changes in joints and the body's soft tissues are corrected. The treatment can improve circulation and drainage in the affected area, which promotes healing by improving nutrient and oxygen supply to the tissue and removing metabolic products/wastes. The function of the nerves is also affected. This happens by freeing nerves that have been pinched or pressured and ensuring a sufficient blood supply. Osteopathy is effective for both acute problems and injuries and discomforts that have occurred over a longer period of time.

The philosophy behind osteopathy?

With an osteopath, you will be treated based on 3 basic principles:

  1. The body is a whole and must be considered/treated as such
  2. Under the right conditions, the body can heal itself
  3. The structure and function of the body are dependent on each other

The osteopath is specialized in looking at how different parts of the body – bones, joints, connective tissue, muscles, organs etc. – work and influence each other. Precisely by considering the body as a whole and working on the deeper causes of the symptoms, effective and durable results are quickly produced with an osteopathic treatment. This is often seen already after a short course of treatment. Therefore, the treatment itself does not end until the osteopath has, so to speak, made himself redundant. When the optimal balance in the body has been restored, the osteopath will advise the patient about which tools and options, e.g. be exercises that are needed to maintain this optimal function.


Read more about the therapist: Micala Bendix

Micala Bendix