Osteopathie
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An osteopathic meeting,

In general, an osteopathic meeting lasts between 30 and 45 minutes. It is divided into three parts: the questioning, the physical examination and then the treatment.

→ Questioning: initially, the osteopath collects information from the patient about his antecedents and his lifestyle to produce a patient’s fact sheet. During the interrogation, the osteopath needs to know the outstanding events of his patient’s life concerning his physical diseases, his traumatisms, his operations; he can also consult recent or older complementary examinations (X-ray, scanner, MRI, etc.)

→ Physical examination: an attentive examination of the body gives elements to understand its dysfunctions. It is a true investigation with specific tests of “palpation”. The osteopath will detect the body parts concerned with restrictions of movement likely to deteriorate health. With his hands, he will try to find out the structures that are disturbed in their mobility.

→ Treatment: the osteopath selects the most adequate and comfortable technique for his patient after assembling the pieces of information highlighted during the questioning, and according to the age and morphology of the patient. Osteopathic manipulation is gentle and painless and appeals to the specific mobility of each body part or organ. I always take my time to explain the method and manipulation to my patient. I also ask the patient to inform me of his or her health within two or three days after the meeting.