Osteopathy is a method of diagnosis and treatment of the musculoskeletal system disorders and internal organs with the help of a doctor’s hands without the use of any medication.

The osteopath recognizes those changes in the body, which develop asymptomatically and are not detected by diagnostic equipment.

The course of osteopathic treatment at the Institute of Vertebrology and Rehabilitation

 At the Institute of Vertebrology and Rehabilitation, professional osteopaths personally carry out examinations, establish the diagnosis of the disease and prescribe a course of osteopathic treatment for each individual patient. Depending on the severity of the disease, in one case, a session of osteopathy will be enough. In another case, osteopathic treatment may require 7-15 sessions.

An osteopathy session lasts 30 to 60 minutes. During the osteopathic treatment, our osteopaths affect the muscles, ligaments and fascia through the limbs or torso.

A significant reduction in back and joint pain occurs after the first session. The next session of osteopathic treatment should be performed in a week. Doctors can perform a second session of osteopathic treatment in 3-4 days after the first session, if necessary.

To increase the treatment effectiveness, the osteopath may recommend training on David medical simulators between the sessions of osteopathic treatment.

As an effect of spasm removal, the patient during a session of osteopathy may feel increased pulsations, increased sensitivity in the painful area, muscle relaxation, improvement of blood circulation through bodily heat production and also feel sleepy after a session.

The aim of the treatment is to eliminate the uncomfortable, painful sensations in the body due to spinal “repairing” and removal of spasms in the muscles, relief of spinal pain, improvement of joint mobility and restoring of cerebrospinal fluid circulation.

Types of osteopathy at the Institute of Vertebrology and Rehabilitation

At the Institute of Vertebrology and Rehabilitation, we divide the osteopathy into three types. These types differ depending on the area of the body the vertebroneurologist will influence during the treatment.

  • Structural osteopathy builds the correct position and restores the proper functioning of the spine, joints, extremities, muscles, ligaments and tendons in the human body.
  • Craniosacral osteopathy is aimed at the correction of bones of the skull, spine and pelvis. The purpose of this type of osteopathy is to intensify lymph flow, blood and cerebrospinal fluid circulation to nerve endings in the human body.
  • Visceral osteopathy deals with internal organs. When pathological changes in the body occur, there is a muscle strain, disruption in the work rhythm of separate organs and organs can increase and become more dense and displaced. The doctor examines its functioning, location and the correlation of the internal organs with elements of the musculoskeletal system. The aim of visceral osteopathy is to eliminate the pathological changes of internal organs and to normalize the functioning of the entire body.

Advantages of osteopathic treatment

  • Treatment without injuries and the risk of complications: a gentle, smooth, discreet and painless procedure, in which there are no stressed, jerky manipulations.
  • Osteopathy is safe for all ages: it can be carried out for infants, children, elderly people and people with severe chronic diseases.
  • An osteopath removes not only the pain syndrome, but also the cause of the pain itself. Often, spinal disorders are reflected as pain in other parts of the body: in the heart, in the head, femur, arms and feet. This is necessary in order to have a direct impact on the source of pain.
  • The osteopathy methodology is effective both for the treatment of diseases of the musculoskeletal and system internal organs.
  • Osteopathy activates the immune system, normalizes the flow of nutrients and oxygen to cells, improves blood circulation and stimulates the regenerative functions of the body.

Indications for osteopathic treatment

For adults: dysfunction of the musculoskeletal system, previous trauma and surgery, pain in the spine, joints and extremities, headaches, gynecological disorders, gastrointestinal diseases, some types of asthma, sleep disorders and instability of the central nervous system.

For children: postnatal surgery and trauma, intellectual development disorders, neuroses, dysfunction of the musculoskeletal system, spinal curvature, problems with coordination, movement and attention and headaches.

Osteopathic treatment is contra-indicated in severe mental illness, tumors, bleeding disorders, presence of severe infections, inflammation of the spinal cord and brain and thrombosis.

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