Osteopathy considers the body as a functional unit and is based on the principle that everything in the body has a degree of mobility, from the locomotor apparatus with bones and muscles to the internal organs and the associated blood vessels and nerves. A lack of mobility in one part of the body also affects other parts. For example, pain can radiate to other parts of the body. Osteopathy traces the cause of complaints and restores the mobility of tissues and the way they work together. This makes osteopathy a manual therapy that focuses on finding and lifting mobility restrictions, enabling the body to recover by itself.
For which complaints?
Veterinary osteopathy has proven its effectiveness in treating a wide range of ailments and injuries. Below are a few of the most common ones:
- Neck and back pain
- Recurrent lameness
- Misunderstood lameness
- Reduced athletic performance
- Reduced stamina
- Hormonal problems
- Problems of the gastrointestinal tract
- Urinary problems
- Behavioural problems
- Immunity issues
What is the difference between osteopathy and chiropractic?
Osteopathy is particularly effective in the treatment of organs and the way this affects the spine. The power of chiropractic lies in the fact that it treats the locomotor apparatus, with a particular focus on the restoration of spinal mobility. By combining the two forms of manual therapy, treatments optimally benefit from the strengths of both.
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