Osteopathy is a discipline that helps patients to restore the equilibrium in various aspects of their health, drawing on the body’s capacities for self-regulation and self-healing, through manual therapy and osteopathic techniques.
A functional diagnosis is carried out, based on a clinical examination and observation, to find any dysfunctions that might have altered regular interaction between the body systems, such as the musculoskeletal, nervous, vascular and visceral systems, while influencing the hormonal, digestive and metabolic systems. All these systems work as one, although, from an osteopath’s point of view, the human body is seen as more than the sum of various anatomical structures – it is one system that seeks equilibrium and is constantly evolving and adapting to our environment.
On the basis of this diagnosis, the osteopath can identify the chains or functional lines that are expressed outside physiology, and work on the different body systems and tissues, using their hands as a tool, to amend the body’s dysfunctional expression and enable it to regain its equilibrium. Part of the diagnosis consists of ruling out or identifying incipient pathological processes, which enables us to carry out early detection more effectively and differentiate between various conditions, so we can direct the patient to the most suitable specialist.
At Medisport, we have incorporated this philosophy into our patient care, to enhance our multidisciplinary approach.