Osteopaat/Osteopathy in Amstelveen and Driemond-Weesp
Information in English
Osteopathy takes advantage of the body’s natural tendency to strive toward a state of health and homeostasis. A much in demand specialty, the Osteopath is trained to palpate (feel) the body’s “living anatomy” (i.e. flow of fluids, motion and texture of tissues, and structural makeup). They address health problems with a non-invasive system of medicine called, “Osteopathic Medicine” in order to restore normal function in areas impaired by trauma, chronic illness, acute health problems, etc.
Why Choose An Osteopath?
Millions of patients around the world today are turning to Osteopaths. They recognize that a DO, doctor of osteopathy, offers a variety of non invasive healing treatments not available from allopathic (conventional) doctors.
Long before it was fashionable, DO`s advised their patients that the “best drugs” are contained in the body’s immune system. So strongly do Osteopaths believe in the body’s innate healing ability that many have devoted years of additional training, after medical school, to specialize in Osteopathic Manual Medicine.
How Does Osteopathy Work?
Osteopaths hold to the common sense principle that a patient’s history of illnesses and physical traumas are written into the body’s structure. It is the Osteopath’s highly developed sense of touch that allows the physician to palpate (feel) the patient’s “living anatomy” (i.e. flow of fluids, motion of tissues, and structural make-up).
The Osteopath’s job is to “set” the body up to heal itself. To restore this normal function, the Osteopath gently applies a precise amount of force to promote movement of the bodily fluids, eliminate dysfunction in the motion of the tissues, and release compressed bones and joints. In addition, the areas being treated require proper positioning to assist the body’s ability to regain normal tissue function.
How Does The Body Treat Itself?
Through the normal self healing processes such as metabolism, physiology, the immunesystem, etc.
What Does Osteopathy Treat?
Treatment is aimed at the structural problems present, not the disease entity. By removing the obstructions to health, Osteopathic Physicians are able to treat virtually any illness or trauma. Their philosophy is the body is a unit whose parts integrally affect each other. Therefore, dysfunction in one area affects other areas as well.
Some common illnesses treated with Osteopathy include:
Pediatric Problems Somatic Pain Systemic Problems ColicNeck Problems Neurologic Syndromes Spitting UpBack Problems Digestive Disorder Sucking Difficulty Sciatica Genitourinary Problems Delayed Development Headaches Chronic Infectious Disease Birth Trauma Joint Pain Syndrome Head Trauma Cerebral Palsy Traumatic Injury Post Concussion Syndrome Pregnancy Respiratory Illness Ear Nose Throat Problems Back Pain Asthma Chronic Ear Infection Groin Pain Allergies Recurrent Sore Throats Digestive Upset Bronchitis Frequent Colds Edema Pleurisy Sinusitis
How Long Does It Take To Get Better?
A chronic condition often takes years to develop. For a patient with an acute problem (flu, muscle strain, etc.), the course of treatment is shorter then for a chronical problem because the condition is not as deep as a chronic illness. Much is also dependent on a patient’s level of vitality (i.e. immune system). In other words, a patient in generally good health will respond more quickly to treatment than a patient with lower vitality.
How Did Osteopathy Begin?
Civil War Surgeon Andrew Taylor Still (1828 to 1917) founded Osteopathy on the principle that the best way to fight disease was by naturally stimulating the body’s immune system. In the late 1800s, Dr. Still broke from traditional medicine when he decried the widespread practice of purging and leeching. For his efforts, Dr. Still was ostracized from his profession. But, undeterred, Dr. Still spent years developing a healing science that could restore normal function and freedom of tissues through a practitioner’s sensitive manual diagnosis and manipulation of tissues and fluid.
There is an English questionnaire available on the praktische informatie page. Please fill in this form before the first treatment.
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Texelstraat 76, 1181 ES Amstelveen (Nearby Amsterdam, free parking)
Burgemeester Bletzstraat 4a, 1109 AL Amsterdam-Driemond (Nearby Weesp)
Telephone: 06-28409649 / 020-6400007