Osteopathy is a patient-centered approach to health. It is guided by principles, relating to the patient as a whole.The body is a self-regulating, functional unit in which function and structure are inter-related, and healthy tissues require proper circulation of all body fluids. Structural osteopathy is one of the most important parts of osteopathy and focuses mainly on solving problems, related to musculoskeletal apparatus (bones, joints, ligaments and tendons, muscles and fascia). Using manual technique, the osteopath does not only relieve pain, but also affects the immediate cause of the disease, and thereby treats the disease and not only its consequences. The osteopath perfectly knows the structure and function of all organs and systems in norm and in pathology and the biomechanics of all the joints of the human body. This allows to accurately identify any violation of their mobility and taking into account all the individual characteristics of the patient, to correct the disorders before there are obvious signs of the disease
Treatment includes a set of structural osteopathic techniques by which the osteopath is able to eliminate functional disorders at the level of the articular and muscular-ligamentous joints. In practice, osteopaths use long lever, that is, the impact on the spine through the limbs and torso. Manipulative methods of osteopathy are very careful and gentle. During the first session after identifying even the minimal violations with the help of special osteopathic diagnostic tests, the osteopath conducts an adjustment, restoring normal anatomical relations, relieving tensions and spasms of the myo-fascial (muscle-tendon) structures, improving blood circulation and lymphatic flow and optimizing innervation.
Structural osteopathy is very effective for prevention of diseases and injuries of musculoskeletal system, for restoring the body after sports or heavy physical exertions, after stress and other negative physiological conditions of the body.