What is osteopathy?
Orthopedic osteopathy is the treatment of musculoskeletal pain and disorders. An osteopath manipulates and mobilizes when treating misplaced and dysfunctional joints. In addition, an osteopath employs technical massage, and various motion therapies, and instructs with suitable home exercises, if necessary.
An accurate clinical investigation is part of an orthopedic osteopath’s specialty. A good investigation is a prerequisite for targeting the treatment accurately to the dysfunctional tissue, and ruling out treatment-inhibiting factors. Our staff relies strictly on the scientific and studied facts of Western medicine, and the investigations are therefore always based on knowledge of functional anatomy, X-ray diagnostics, and neurology.
The training of orthopedic osteopaths prepares for performing hundreds of clinical tests, in order to examine the cause of problems.
When not osteopathically treatable, an osteopath is able to guide the client to the most suitable doctor for further examination based on the clinical investigation, if necessary. In most cases, an osteopath guiding the client to further examination is able to tell/present the cause maintaining the problem.
Osteopathy can be used to treat i.a. the following problems:
– Neck and shoulder pain, headache, migraine
– Problems with shoulders and elbows
– Wrist pains
– Problems with finger and toe joints
– Problems with feet, heels, and soles
– Problems with ankles, knees, and hips
– Back pain, sciatica, and lumbago
– Pain and numbness of limbs
– Dizziness, muscle tension, and tendon problems
In research and practice, osteopathy has been established functional, safe, and cost-effective form of treatment. Desirable treatment outcome is achieved usually quite fast.