Osteopathy is a holistic method of treatment which supports the body’s innate healing forces to reestablish health. It is based on a thorough knowledge of anatomy, neurology, physiology, pathology and embryology.
The osteopath understands health as a state of balance in the body, where all tissues can move and adapt without any tension. The body tries to keep the reciprocal action of all its vital functions in a constant balance. However, if the mobility of individual body structures is impaired or restricted their function is compromised. Over the course of months or years entire chains of tension can form in the body. Often the organism reacts to the changes with adaptation and compensation as long as possible. But if a sufficient and appropriate regulation is no longer possible, the person shows signs of disease and reacts with pain and disturbed mobility and function. In this state the access for the self-healing forces of the body is very limited.