Ostheopathy is a manual (performed with the hands) method based on principles derived out of anatomy, embryology, neurology en physiology. Assessment and treatment take place out of a holistic view of your complaint. These systems: 1) the musculoskeletal system (bones, joints and muscles); 2) the organ system (inner organs including arteries and the lymphatic system) and 3) the craniosacral system (skull bones, meninges, spinal membrane and cerebrospinal circulation) are manually assessed for movement deficits. The principle is that we see the body as a unity. The three aforementioned systems are inseparably connected with each other and continuously influence each other.
The assessment is focused on mobility. Loss of mobility leads to loss of circulation and according to osteopathy this has a negative influence on the function of the affected tissue. It’s possible, because different parts of the body are connected through fascia, that the symptoms also arise in other parts of the body. Mobility deficits can for example arise due to scars after an operation, adhesions of tissues due to inflammation, or due to stress. The treatments consist of restoring the body to its original mobility through different techniques. From this point the natural healing process will take place. Meant with this, is that the body out of principle naturally restores itself to its previous state in which all physiological functions can be performed healthily by the body (unless there is a structural dysfunction that can only be solved surgically or with medication).
Adults: migraine/headache complaints, related complaints of the musculoskeletal system such as the back and shoulders, hip/knee/ankle, metabolism problems
Babies:cry babies, reflux, bowel complaints, preferential postures, flattening of the head, concentration issues
Athletes: preventative, reoccurring injuries or injuries with an aberrant healing process
Your insurance will cover all or part of the expenses through your supplemental health insurance package. You do not need a referral from your GP (general practitioner).
You can schedule your first appointment within a week. During the intake we will discuss what the complaint pattern is and how long this has existed, after which the treatment plan will be compiled. Your first appointment will take 45 minutes.
In case you would like to change or cancel an appointment, please do so 24 hours ahead of time, or we will be required to charge you our applicable fees.
Both of our osteopaths are registered with the professional association: NRO/NOF/NVO.