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  • What is osteopathy?
    Osteopathy is a complementary and alternative medical approach that emphasizes the importance of the musculoskeletal system in overall health and well-being. Osteopaths use a variety of techniques, including massage, joint mobilization, and manipulation, to assess and treat musculoskeletal problems and other health issues. The underlying philosophy of osteopathy is that the body has the ability to heal itself, and that by removing any physical obstacles to healing, the body can function optimally. Osteopaths take a holistic approach to healthcare, considering not just the physical symptoms of a patient, but also their lifestyle, environment, and emotional well-being. Osteopathy can be used to treat a wide range of conditions, including back pain, headaches, joint pain, digestive issues, and respiratory problems. Osteopaths may also work in conjunction with other healthcare providers, such as medical doctors and physical therapists, to provide a comprehensive approach to patient care.
  • How does an osteopathy session go?
    A session can be roughly divided into 4 sections: 1. Anamnesis First of all, I would like to know from you what your concern is. This is then examined more closely by means of specific and sometimes more profound questions. Sometimes this can be a bit confusing for the patient, but you have to understand that everything in our body is interconnected and that a problem in the foot can also cause headaches, for example. Therefore, all older injuries, surgeries, traumas and sometimes even your own birth are very relevant to me. 2. Physical examination Then I will take a closer look at the various body systems that are relevant to your problem. Here I use specific osteopathic and sometimes clinical tests. These are also important afterwards to see how much the areas have improved after the treatment. 3. Treatment Conspicuous areas in the examination are then treated with special techniques. Problems are very commonsimultaneously in different areas of the body. I use a various number of techniques, such as gentle touches on the head(craniosacral techniques), techniques in the burst, pelvis or abdomen (visceral techniques) and finally also direct techniques on joints, muscles or ligaments (Parietal techniques). 4. Aftercare Following the treatment, various tests are repeated again to get a recognizable assessment of the improvement. In some cases, the patient also gets specific exercises for at home. At the very end we will talk about whether and when should be the next treatment.
  • How many treatments will I need?
    There is no general answer to this question, it is very individual. For some patients one treatment is enough, others need therapy for many years. So it depends entirely on how your body reacts to the treatment and whether the symptoms reappear after a certain time or not.
  • What can osteopathy help with?
    Here is a selection of the most common reasons for osteopathic treatments. If your specific problem is not listed here, feel free to ask me personally using the contact form. Discomfort in the musculoskeletal system: tension, pain, restricted movement, blockages, etc. Spine / back problems Chronic pain conditions of all kind Complaints from older operations (from 3 months to many years later) Headache, dizziness, balance problems, tinnitus Disorders in the nervous system: sensory disturbances, paralysis, pain Disorders in the digestive system Menstrual cramps and certain gynecological diseases Childbirth preparation and follow-up for mothers Accidents, sports injuries, etc. Unclear symptoms that have been clarified by conventional medicine (for example: cardiac arrhythmias without clarification, neurological failures without recognizable reason, etc.) Respiratory disorders / disorders of lung function Developmental delays in children
  • Can osteopathy help prevent injury and improve athletic performance?
    Yes, osteopathy can help prevent injuries and improve athletic performance. An osteopath can improve muscle and joint function and increase mobility, which can help prevent injury. In addition, an osteopath can also assist in rehabilitation after injury by improving blood flow to the affected area, reducing pain and promoting healing. In terms of improving athletic performance, osteopathy can help increase mobility and flexibility by improving muscle and joint function. An osteopath can also help improve blood circulation and increase resilience in muscles and joints, which can help prevent injury and improve athletic performance. It is important to note, however, that osteopathy alone is not enough to improve athletic performance. Eating a healthy diet, getting enough sleep and exercising regularly are also important to improve athletic performance.
  • What techniques are used in osteopathy and how do they work?
    Various manual techniques and approaches are used in osteopathy to improve the body's mobility, functionality, and health. Some of the commonly used techniques in osteopathy are: Myofascial Release Technique: This technique aims to release tension and adhesions in the muscles and surrounding connective tissue to improve mobility and flexibility. Joint Manipulation and Mobilization: These techniques are used to improve joint mobility and alignment by moving them in specific directions. They can help relieve pain and restore mobility. Visceral Techniques: This technique refers to the treatment of the internal organs and their surrounding tissues to improve the function and mobility of the organs. It can also help relieve pain and other symptoms associated with internal organ dysfunction. Craniosacral Therapy: This technique focuses on the movements of the skull, spine and sacrum and the fluid environment that surrounds them. Through gentle manipulation, this technique can help release tension and imbalances and calm the nervous system and body as a whole. Lymphatic Techniques: These techniques are used to improve lymph flow in the body and reduce swelling and pain by activating key lymphatic zones, for example. These techniques and approaches are tailored to each patient's needs and condition and can be used in combination to ensure the best possible treatment.
  • Are there any side effects or risks associated with osteopathy?
    In general, osteopathy is a very safe treatment with few or no side effects. However, in rare cases, some unwanted reactions or risks may occur, such as: Pain or discomfort: You may experience temporary pain or discomfort, especially after the first treatment. This is usually due to relaxation of the muscles and joints and should subside within a few days. Fatigue or Exhaustion: You may feel tired or exhausted after an osteopathic treatment. This is usually a sign that your body is responding and adjusting to the treatment. Bruising: In rare cases, slight bruising may occur, particularly after joint manipulation or mobilization. These are usually mild and go away within a few days. Contraindications: There are certain situations or medical conditions where osteopathy is not recommended or should be avoided. These include, for example, acute infections, severe osteoporosis, certain heart diseases and blood clotting disorders. It is important that you inform your osteopath of any medical condition or health condition so that they can decide if osteopathy is right for you.
  • What clothes should I wear for the treatment?
    The important thing is that you wear comfortable clothings, so you feel good in it. Osteopathy is usually treated in underwear, if you don't like it that much, then it's best to put on tight-fitting, elastic, athletic clothing.
  • What is a relaxing massage?
    A relaxing or also known as spa massage is a form of massage with the aim of achieving deep relaxation in the entire body and mind.
  • What is a sports massage?
    The sports massage is a special form of the classic massage. However, it is mainly used for disorders or complaints during sporting activities. Either as a preventive measure to prevent injuries or after sporting activity for regeneration.
  • What is special about a therapeutic massage?
    The special thing about this form of massage is that it is specifically aimed at muscular tension. Through my sensitive osteopathic hands, I am aware of where there is tension in the body. In combination with my knowledge of human anatomy, the corresponding muscles are treated optimally. ​ In most cases, this results in deep relaxation that can spread throughout the body and mind.
  • What can a massage help with?
    Here are the 8 most important effects: Releasing tension or adhesions in the muscles. Pain relief for chronic and acute pain. Increase in blood flow. Stimulation and support of wound healing. Strengthening of the immune system. Reduction of lymphatic fluid in the tissue. Psychological relaxation, reduction of stress and anxiety. Improving sleep.
  • What do I need to take with me to the treatment?
    You don't need to take anything special with you except yourself :-) Neck and ear jewelry is usually a little disturbing for the treatment.
  • Do you work with insurance companies?
    The clinic does not work directly with insurance companies. You can submit the invoice to your health insurance company. Some insurance companies contribute to the costs or even pay the entire bill. Please contact your insurance company for more information.
  • Where can I park?
    Unfortunately, finding a parking space in Bunyola is not always easy. There are no parking spaces near by the practice as it is very centrally located. The best way to find a parking space is to drive straight to one of the public parking areas. Parking area 1 is about 270m away and leads down a small hill. It is not paved. (Closed at the moment) Parking area 2 is about 400m away, but much more modern. Please plan enough time for your journey.
  • Can I pay with card?
    Yes, no problem. We accept:
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