Osteopathy is a specific holistic manual therapy that mainly treats musculoskeletal dysfunctions and other functional traumas. This form of holistic healing was developed by Dr. Andrew Taylor Still (Kirksville, Missouri, USA).
The osteopathy is based on the philosophy that all parts of the human body form one functional unity. If anywhere, a movement restriction (blockade) occurs, the rest of the body will adapt itself and compensate to still be able to function in a normal way. These changed tensions, movement restrictions or blockades will eventually lead to physical complaints like infections, pain, stiffness and other symptoms, for example head aches, digestion difficulties and respiration complaints.
On the basis of several manual techniques, these traumas are treated, the self healing activity is started and the body can bring itself back in balance in a natural way.