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About Osteopathy

"Mind the Matter of Motion"

"Leben ist Bewegung"

The above quotations form the foundation of the osteopathic view of the expression of aliveness and health. Movement here refers not only to physical activity, but to the flow movements taking place inside the body. Be it the blood circulation, the digestive juices, the lymphatic system, which takes over important functions of immune defence and nutrient transport, or the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) – without the constant production and transport of these fluids, no human being can lead a healthy life.

But there are not only extremes in the body, not only flow and standstill. Often the flow of our vitality is only impaired by fascial and/or joint blockages. Through an accident or, for example, an occupationally induced one-sided posture with impairment of individual structures. Or sometimes even through a traumatic, psychological event, the consequences of which burden us and perhaps make us ill at some point.

Osteopaths set themselves the goal of searching for health in people. They are detectives who grasp the body in its entirety as far as possible, find anatomical connections between “problem areas”, treat them and thus ideally (re)stimulate the flow in the body. Imagine a stone falling into a still body of water and gradually making bigger waves. The waves here mean the self-healing of our body. According to the discoverer of osteopathy, Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, with the help of his “inner pharmacy”, man has the possibility of recovering from long-lasting and serious illnesses.

The “tool” of the osteopathic detectives is the anatomy and physiology of the human being. By means of precise knowledge, we determine the osteopathic chains and treat not only the region that stresses the patient, but also factors that are in the background and of which you may not be aware. Osteopathic practitioners look at three major systems in particular, as well as the fasciae, the body envelopes, which connect all systems:

By the parietal system we mean the musculoskeletal system, the joints and muscular structures as well as the ligaments.

The visceral system is defined by the organs of the body, both digestive and immune, and also the sexual organs.

The cranial system describes the movement of the structures and fluids in the skull.
However, osteopathic treatment looks at the systems holistically and therefore does not separate them. What is applied is what the patient needs on a daily basis.

An important addition: Osteopathy is not to be seen as an alternative to conventional medicine, but as a supplement. Many illnesses require medical clarification, some clearly require drug therapy. Your safety is my top priority and therefore with every osteopathic intervention, as part of the duty of care, I also find out whether the patient would not be better off with a conventional doctor.

Are you curious about therapy with me and about understanding yourself even better? Then find out more here:

“Holistic”. What does that actually mean?

Holistic medicine aims to perceive and treat people in their complexity. I don’t just look at the problem that has led you to visit a doctor or osteopath. Through a comprehensive inventory of your life circumstances and habits, we jointly assess the status of your health (your resources) and possible factors that may limit it and ultimately lead to the development of illness and pain.

As an osteopath, I then have the possibility to treat the discovered limitations using many different techniques. But also counselling beyond the duration of the therapy.

Contact & Appointment

For appointments, please contact me by e-mail or telephone. Appointments in the practice are possible Mon – Wed from 7 am – 8 pm.

If you are dependent on a home visit due to limited mobility, this is also possible in my function as a non-medical practitioner for osteopathy. Please feel free to call me for this.

Please understand that I am not available during the treatment of my patients. However, I will call you back as soon as possible.