About the osteopathy department
Osteopathy is a manual therapy and deals with functional problems in the human body, mainly musculo-skeletal problems. The treatment is carried out via both the bone segments (Thrust, Crack, etc.) and via muscle segments (Trigger point, Mitchell technique, etc.). Collaboration with other healthcare providers is nevertheless essential for the best results.
Seeking osteopathic care does not equate to applying pre-established protocols. An osteopath examines each patient in order to determine the treatment most suited to the situation and the patient with his unique history. To this end, osteopaths use their palpatory diagnostic expertise as well as their clinical and scientific knowledge to arrive at an osteopathic diagnosis and provide appropriate advice.
- Pain in: the back (neck pain, mid back pain, lower back pain), pelvis, lower limbs (hip, knee, foot) and upper limbs (shoulder, elbow, hand)
- Neurogenic pain (sciatic type, Arnold's neuralgia type, etc.)
- Temporomandibular (TMJ) joint problems or pains
- Digestive pain
- Support for pregnant women
- Monitoring of infants (reflux, suction problems, plagiocephaly, colic, etc.)
- Athlete monitoring
Osteopathic consultations do not require a prescription. Nevertheless, depending on the symptoms manifested (night time fever, pain resistant to analgesics and anti-inflammatory drugs, without any significant pain relief), it is preferable to consult a physician beforehand and take the results of the investigations that he considers relevant and his diagnosis with you to your appointment.
Reimbursement is available for your osteopathy sessions, whereby the number and cost of sessions depends on your insurance association.
Osteopathy as defined by the World Health Organisation: "Osteopathy involves a comprehensive understanding of the patient, preventing, diagnosing and manually treating tissue mobility dysfunction in the human body which will in all likelihood affect its overall health."
Source: Manager Paramedics - Last update: 03/02/2020