Osteopathy has been approved by the Danish healthcare system on an equal footing with physiotherapy and chiropractic since June 2018. This means that our title is protected and we have our place in the healthcare system in Denmark. Osteopathy has been around for more than 125 years in the U.S. and has been growing ever since.
The education takes four years and is based on traditional health science subjects such as anatomy, neurology, physiology and pathologies or biomechanics.
We work systematically, scientifically and sensitively to make a correct diagnosis and find the right course of treatment for you. With osteopathy, you will try to restore a balance in the body so that it has the opportunity to function optimally again and that it has the capacity to heal itself.
We started our education as physiotherapists, and we still use the best we got from this education in our daily work. Afterwards, we completed a Master Degree in Osteopathy. This makes us particularly skilled at manual treatment and provides a higher understanding of how the body’s various systems interact. The big difference between osteopathy and physiotherapy is that osteopathic treatment does not only consider the affected part, but the whole body because all structures affect each other.
The treatment is mainly manual, and the osteopath combines techniques such as cranio-sacral, manipulations, mobilization of joints and mobilization of organs. It helps improving blood circulation and enhance the self-healing of the structure in disfunction, it is a very effective approach on every kind of pain condition and it is adapting well to the different type of patient.
First consultation – What can I expect?
For your first treatment ( approx. 60 min) the osteopath will first ask questions about your issue and you health history.
Afterwards we will proceed with a physical examination, that consist of light pressure and mobilization of your body that will help us to find the cause the pain provoking structure, make a diagnosis, and then proceed with the treatment. For the first consultation most of the time will be spent finding the causes of your problems through questions and examination, therefore sometimes the actual treatment will be shorter.
Treatment plan with an osteopath
After the first consultation where we have made our diagnosis and we have found the cause of your pain, a treatment plan will begin. A typical osteopathic plan will extend between 4-6 treatments unless it is a “chronic” problem. If there are blocks, restrictions, or tension somewhere in the body, this could affect our circulation, nervous system, and our musculoskeletal system. Often our patients will find that the cause of their pain or symptom is not where the pain or symptom is experienced.