What can be treated with osteopathy?

As any branch of medicine osteopathy may be chosen as the main and only method of treatment, as well as an additional method in a complex set of medical treatment.

Some situations where osteopathic treatment can be helpful:

  • Consequences of birth trauma (perinatal encephalopathy)
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Retardation of psychomotor and speech development (alalia, dysarthria, some form of stammering)
  • Behavior problems in children (hyperactivity, temper tantrums, hysterics)
  • Learning problems (memory disorders, attention deficit, dysgraphia, dyslexia)
  • Tics and other neurosis-like conditions
  • Vision disorders (some forms of myopia, amblyopia, astigmatism)
  • Postural disorders and scoliosis
  • Occlusion disorders
  • Allergies (some forms of vasomotor rhinitis and bronchial asthma)
  • Frequent cold-related diseases (adenoiditis, otitis, sinusitis etc.)
  • Enuresis
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Platypodia
  • Headaches
  • Back aches and pain in the joints
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Radiculitis
  • Trauma consequences
  • Vegetovascular dystonia
  • Inner organ diseases (gastritis, duodenitis, biliary dyskinesia, cholecystitis, cystitis etc.)
  • Some forms of female infertility
  • Dysmenorrhea, algomenorrhea
  • Prostatitis etc.
  • Mental and physical retardation
  • ADHD (attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder)
  • Cerebral palsy in children
  • Spastic torticollis
  • Postural disorders (scoliosis, kyphoscoliosis)
  • Enuresis and encopresis

Other indications:

  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Low immunity
  • Varicose veins
  • Spread fibromyalgia (muscle pain)
  • Diseases related to chronic venous congestion in the lesser pelvis and in the inferior vena cava system: hemorrhoid, non-infectious (aseptic) prostatitis and salpingo oophoritis
  • Meteosensitivity

Chronic diseases

Osteopathy is effective in treatment of chronic diseases. As a rule, conventional medicine treats the effect. Osteopaths proceed from the fact that a human body is one whole. Any disturbance in the work of one organ (system) may lead to disturbances in the work of other organs and systems. Therefore, it's important to find and remove the original cause of the disease. However, the cause of some diseases can be very far from the sick organ itself. That way, the reason of chronic headaches may lie in a long-forgotten trauma of the coccyx. And back pain may result from the wrong kidney position. The doctor will treat not only the sick organ, but the whole body. That way, osteopathic treatment stimulates protective powers of the body, inciting it to recur to its own reserves.