Manual osteopathy; also known as pure osteopathy, European osteopathy, drugless osteopathy, and manual osteopathic practice; is a health care profession founded in 1874 by Dr. Andrew T. Still in the USA, that focuses on disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal and joint system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Manual osteopathic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal and joints complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches. Manual osteopaths practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care. In addition to manual therapy they are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counselling and administer physiological therapeutic modalities.
European Osteopath is not a medical doctor/physician, do not diagnose illness, disease or any physical or mental disorder, nor do they prescribe medical treatment or pharmaceuticals.
During the 1st session, an European osteopath (EO) needs to make an assessment. EO will ask you specific questions concerning all the body system (cardiovascular, neurologic, respiratory, digestive).
The purpose of this interview is twofold, to know if European osteopathy treatment is not indicated for you and to guide the session.
EO will do active and passive assessment with specifics European osteopathic tests to determine the treatment plan.
Because European osteopathy is global and that one of the principles is the relationship between the structure and the fonction, it's composed by three types of techniques: musculoskeletal, cranial and visceral.
"Life is movement, osteopathy should be concerned with all that moves in the human body, from the smallest and simplest movements to the most complex.
This leads to a confluence of the structural (mechanistic) and energetic approaches."
Visceral manipulation-revised edition-Jean-Pierre Barral & Pierre Mercier.
Everyone, baby through elderly, athletes and pregnant women.
You can consult during acute pain or chronic or in prevention. General Health, stress, back pain, digestive system.
At LBC Clinic, Home consultations or Office consultations (Coconut grove, Coral Gables, South Miami, Brickell Downtown, Key Biscayne, Miami Beach) by appointment.