Osteopathy is based on the principle that all the tissues in the body must be able to move freely. If tissue movement is restricted, its function will be similarly impaired. If this loss of mobility accumulates, the healthy body can no longer compensate and the first symptoms appear, possibly in other parts of the body. In some cases, it may be months or years before these symptoms are manifest, a period during which the signs are widespread although often intangible, meaning that the patient is often not taken seriously. However, when the body can no longer protect itself, these functional impairments can become full-blown diseases.
Osteopaths detect and resolve these signs at an early stage and stimulate the body’s self-healing resources, thus eradicating the symptoms or alleviating them to a large extent.
During a specialist consultation, osteopathic treatment may be recommended if it might improve the patient’s health.