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Osteopathy is a science that is based on the anatomy and physiology of the human body. It focuses on the patient as a whole and not only on the symptoms.  In this holistic context, it uses manual techniques to evaluate and treat reduced mobility at the visceral, neuro-musculoskeletal or cranial levels, seeking to rebalance the body. Thus, by normalizing the position, vascularization, innervation and movement of the affected structures, it will subsequently relieve pain.

Surgeries and Specialty Procedures

What does the treatment of osteopathy entail?

  • Complete anamnesis (medical history, personal history, location of the pain, first onset of  pain, etc.)
  • Inspection (static, dynamic and analytical)
  • Palpation (position of structures, trigger points, dysfunctions, etc.)
  • Mobility Tests / Orthopedic Tests / Neurological Tests
  • Structural Techniques: Manipulation Techniques (THRUST) / Inhibition Techniques / Articulation Techniques / Muscle-Energy Techniques / STRETCHING Techniques
  • Functional Techniques: JONES Tension-Contra Tension Technique / Spontaneous Positioning Correction Technique / Functional Technique by HOOVER and JHONSTON
  • Neuromuscular Techniques

Related Exams

The patient must bring complementary diagnostic exams  with him when he comes for Osteopathy treatment  (X-Ray, CT scan, Ultrasound, MRI, etc.)

Main Pathologies and Diseases

Main indications for Osteopathic treatment:

Skeletal muscle:

  • Cervicalgia / Dorsalgia / Lower back pain (chronic or acute)
  • Herniated Disc
  • Sciatica
  • Tendinitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Postural and biomechanical pain
  • Sports Injuries


  • Headache
  • Vertigo
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJ)
  • Dizziness
  • Sinusitis


  • Hiatus hernia
  • Gastroesophageal reflux
  • Gastritis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Dysmenorrhea (menstrual pain)
  • Constipation

Common Symptoms

  • Acute / chronic pain (spinal column, limbs, menstrual period)
  • Headache
  • Reflux (heartburn)
  • Dizziness
  • Paresthesias in the upper and lower limbs
  • Edema of lower limbs
  • Among others

Osteopathic treatment distinguishes itself from the rest, as it evaluates the patient as a whole.  In order to identify the cause of the problem, various systems are evaluated not just the symptoms. In this way, relief is obtained and the function of all the structures recovered.

Osteopathy helps the body to regenerate and balance without the use of drugs, only with manual manipulation techniques.

This therapy is used in prevention and as a complement when used in conjunction with other medical specialties. 

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