Osteopathy is a holistic medicine. The assessments and treatments will therefore take into account the totality of the joints (including the bones of the skull) and the muscle chains of the whole body. Whatever your reason for consultation, the whole body will be taken into consideration.
We will take into account the 24 dorsal chains, the 24 costo-vertebral chains (costal lesions) as well as the accessory chains (clavicles, shoulder blades, pubis…). The assessments consist of listening to the motility of the muscles by testing the muscles of each chain.
The treatments, of the whole body, will be done by searching on the injured chains which are the joints (including the skull bones) or muscles at the origin of the disturbances. All the classical techniques of osteopathy can be used as well as techniques specific to our art.
We will treat all the symptoms that will emerge from the anamnesis, if possible.
And after the treatment
The treatment will have the effect of modifying muscle activity significantly. The rhythmicity of certain muscles will change, their working lengths will also change, etc. In total the muscles will have a lot of work to adapt to their new way of functioning. They will be very sensitive to any external disturbance and could reproduce the lesional state they were in… The activity of the muscle at rest will intensify, even if the spasms have diminished, and it will have to be able to maintain the corrections made by the therapist.
It is therefore important for the patient to plan a period of rest and calm on the evening of the treatment. A feeling of intense fatigue regularly appears after treatments. The patient will need to hydrate properly to compensate for “hyperactivity of the resting muscle”, a sensation of thirst will often be present after treatment.
He will have to avoid stressful situations in order to avoid any harmful additional muscular work.
He will have to avoid sports activities for three days after the treatment, avoid torsion of the trunk as well (Yoga).
A hot shower or a hot bath before going to bed can be really relevant.