Osteopathy - your body in good hands


The Osteopath neither works with drugs nor instruments but only with his experienced and tender hands. He feels trends, motion and tensions in the body. He loosens blockages in all systems of the body and mobilises the body's own forces.

The treatment begins with a detailed examination and analysis of the patient's history. In the second step, the Osteopath explores with his hands tissue with changed mobility or tension. The Osteopath can feel the exact motion limitations of the body and is able to interpret them.

The human organism forms an entity: All tissues in the body are in flux and ideally work together in unison. Osteopathy is based upon the exact knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathology and biomechanics.

Limited motion - limited function

The function of individual body structures are influenced when their motion is limited. Comparing the human body with a river, twigs, branches and leaves are always falling into it, which is a natural process. However, an obstruction in the river traps these resulting in a blockage. A similar process occurs in the human body. The natural flow is hindered by the limited mobility of joints, organs and other structures. The tissue's blood supply is reduced and the local metabolism affected. The dysfunctions can move to other regions of the body and may influence these areas.

Osteopathy – domains and use

Parietal osteopathy

This domain deals with muscles, fasciae (fibrous tissue), bones and joints together with disorders of the motion apparatus

Areas of application: e.g. pains in the whole motion apparatus, movement limitations of the spine, posture, joint pains, treatment after fractures, operations or consequences of an accident.

Visceral osteopathy

This domain deals with the internal organs, i.e. digestive tract, respiratory system etc., the blood vessels and lymphatic system and parts of the nervous system. Moreover the mobility of the organs among one another and the surrounding or supporting muscular tissue and connective tissue and is treated.

Areas of application: e.g. with chronic digestion discomfort, stomach problems, liver problems or bile problems, chronic cystitis, kidney illnesses, chronic fatigue and with the aftercare following an operation.

Cranial therapy

This therapy deals with abnormal levels of cerebrospinal fluid.

Areas of application: e.g. with acute and chronic pain, whiplash injury, migraine, stress symptoms, dizzy spells, hormone disorders, tinnitus

Osteopathy limitations

Acute infection, e.g. bacterial inflammations of organs, should not be treated with osteopathy due to the risk of spreading the infection.

Also accidents, tumours, psychological disorders belong in the hands of a medical doctor; nevertheless, the ostheopathic therapy can accompany and support.

Osteopathy is not an emergency medicine which cannot help in the case of a heart attack or similar life-threatening situations.