Origin of osteopathy
Although Osteopathy is fundamentally related to problems that affect the locomotor system, the truth is that it treats the human being in a global way, as a whole, reestablishing the disturbed balance through manual treatment techniques aimed at c any of the affected tissues, be these of the musculoskeletal, visceral, nervous system, etc. For example, the studies published in «» on neck pain show us that osteopathic treatment offers a clear reduction in pain and an improvement in mobility in the joint, ligament or joint, from the first session, on the nucleus causing the problem. affected muscle.
The so-called "manual medicines”, Osteopathy and Chiropractic emerged at the end of the 19th century in the USA. In continental Europe, France, Norway, Belgium, Switzerland, Norway or Germany have given this discipline the consideration of independent formative study. It also coexists with training programs for Physicians and Physiotherapists (they carry out 1500 hours of study).
Types of osteopathy
- Structural Osteopathy: directed to the musculoskeletal system (, neuralgia, torticollis, back pain, lumbago, sciatica and, in general, neuralgia of vertebral origin or peripheral compression syndromes), or at the level of the trunk, costal region, as well as pain in the upper or lower limbs (sequelae trauma, sprains, tendon injuries, etc).
- Visceral Osteopathy: oriented to act on the tissues that participate in the functions of the viscera.
- Cranial Osteopathy and Craniosacral Therapy: also acting through manual techniques, they release and facilitate micromobility of the skull. Some consequences of postural alterations, trauma, muscular imbalances etc, can affect cranial nerves, arteries, glands and other tissues, which can cause neuralgia, vision difficulties, hearing, alterations of some glandular functions,,, and even digestive disorders, r