Osteopathy in Berlin Mitte
The term osteopathy comes from ancient Greek and means “bone disease” – the osteopathic procedure deal accordingly with the treatment of numerous complaints and many different clinical pictures. These range from Pain in the Joints , Tension and a restricted musculoskeletal system, up to migraine , heartburn and Menstrual cramps . The therapy methods are based on the basic assumption that the internal organs are connected to the joints, tendons and muscles through the fasciae – the fibrous connective tissue of the body. The body is thus perceived as a unit, so that not only the patient’s complaints but also their causes are combated. These basic assumptions can be traced back to the American doctor Andrew Still, who around 140 years ago described the body as an inseparable functional unit and attributed self-healing powers to it, which can also be supported by the treating osteopath.
In our physiotherapy practice in Berlin-Mitte, we have set ourselves the goal of identifying such restrictions with the help of osteopathy and using targeted techniques to contribute to pain relief and a better quality of life for the patient. Treatment can be preventive as well as therapeutic and rehabilitative.
Support the self-healing powers with osteopathy
The therapy methods of osteopathy are based on the basic assumption that the internal organs are connected to the joints, tendons and muscles through the fasciae – the fibrous connective tissue of the body. In osteopathy, the body is perceived as a unit and the patient is therefore viewed holistically. In our practice in Berlin-Mitte, we first have a detailed discussion in which any previous illnesses, living conditions and the main reason for the consultation are discussed in detail. Depending on the symptoms, the appropriate treatment is individually tailored to the patient. In this way, not only symptoms, but also the cause of the complaints can be combated.
The basic assumption that everything is connected can be traced back to the American doctor Andrew Still, who around 140 years ago described the body as an inseparable functional unit and attributed self-healing powers to it, which can also be supported by the treating osteopath using manual methods .
But the actual hour of birth of osteopathy dates back even further: The method of the so-called “bone setting”, i.e. the establishment of bones and joints, developed in Europe as early as the beginning of the 17th century. She mainly dealt with the treatment of joint misalignments that were initially felt as manual and then turned out to be muscular. In the case of osteopathy, manual always means that the treatment of the body is only carried out with the therapist’s bare hands. In our practice in Berlin-Mitte you benefit from the comprehensive qualifications of all our physiotherapists, not only in the field of osteopathy, but also in other areas of treatment. So you are always optimally looked after.
What osteopathic procedures are there?
Movement restrictions, posture errors and blockages are detected and treated with the hands. First of all, there are some “superficial” factors such as temperature, mobility and tension of the skin that play a role in the diagnosis of the symptoms by the osteopath. In addition, it is also important in osteopathic therapy to attach enough importance to the underlying tissue, ligaments, muscles, fasciae, bones and organs. However, the cause of the discomfort does not have to be where the pain is.
In the Cranio-sacral therapy the rhythm of the fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord is first felt using manual techniques. Special techniques are then used to apply gentle pressure to the skull and cervical spine, so that tension and pain can be released.
Also the Fascia Therapy focuses on relieving tension and pain. The most important part of this osteopathic procedure, however, are the fasciae, which are often sticky or twisted due to injuries, lack of exercise and stress. Massages and physical exercises then restore the body’s lightness and mobility as part of fascia therapy. We also offer our patients from Berlin-Mitte a special fascia training.
In the focus of visceral techniques in turn are the functional restrictions of the organs. The diagnosis works as follows: The therapist feels the proper movement of the organs. Subsequently, the organs are mobilized with the help of gentle movements and the vessels and nerves are stimulated in order to stimulate the organism – changes then occur by themselves thanks to the body’s self-healing powers.
Applications of osteopathy
As already indicated, the areas of application of osteopathy are very diverse. We can help patients in our practice in Berlin-Mitte with many different complaints. Osteopathic procedures are always useful when functional disorders are responsible for the symptoms. These include back and neck problems such as blockages, lumbago, stiff muscles, restricted mobility and headaches (e.g. migraines, dizziness and tension headaches). Osteopathic procedures are also in great demand for sports injuries. There the focus is on sprains, tendinitis and cramps. In addition, osteopathic therapies are also useful for organ complaints that manifest themselves through symptoms such as intestinal complaints, constipation or heartburn. Some osteopathic procedures have also proven to be helpful in children or pregnant women.
Osteopathy is complementary medicine – this means that it supplements and accompanies conventional medicine in certain areas of diagnosis and treatment. The great advantage of osteopathic therapies is that chemical medication is completely dispensed with, as only the hands are used. In this way, not only are symptoms combated, but the real origins of the complaints are explored and treated.
If you have any further questions about osteopathy or any other physiotherapeutic treatment, just give us a call. Our experienced practice team from Berlin-Mitte will be happy to help you. You can reach us on the phone number +49 30 54 88 11 77 or that contact form .