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Osteopathy Kessel-Lo (Leuven)

Osteopathy


Osteopathy is a manual healing method that focuses on the entire human body and tries to address structural or functional problems of the body. On the basis of mild techniques and gentle manipulations, an attempt is made to re-enable the body to strive for health and balance. Typical of the work of an osteopath is that not only the area where the complaint occurs, but the entire body is examined. The cause of a complaint can lie elsewhere. An osteopath will map out all blockages and movement restrictions in the body that are related to the complaint. He searches for the cause of the complaint and treats it by means of manipulations, muscle techniques and mobilizations. The osteopath does not heal but encourages the body to heal itself. Equipment or medicines are not used. Osteopaths use an extensive practical knowledge of anatomy, physiology, neurology and pathology.
Possible complaints can include:
  • Back and neck problems: pain, lumbago, hernia, blockages, muscle stiffness, limited mobility, ...
  • Joint problems: pain, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, ...
  • Headache: Tension headache, migraine, dizziness.
  • Sports injuries: sprains, repeated inflammations, tendonitis, cramps, aches,...
  • Organ complaints: acid regurgitation, heartburn, bloating, intestinal complaints, constipation, digestive complaints, ...
 

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pediatric osteopathy


Pediatric osteopathy is a specialty within osteopathy. There are a number of symptoms and/or symptoms with which you can go to an osteopath with your baby, but also with your toddler, preschooler or older child, but also just preventively if your baby does not have any pronounced symptoms, it can be useful once visit the osteopath.

A birth for a baby in itself is an entire event in which a lot is asked of the child, but where a lot of pressure is also experienced on the baby's skull, the back of the head and the rest of the spinal column. This can create tensions in the child that are not immediately visible or palpable in themselves, but that can influence later developmental processes of the child itself.

On the basis of an interview with the parent(s) or caregiver(s) of the child about pregnancy, childbirth, eating and sleeping patterns and about possible symptoms, the osteopath examines whether all structures of the small body are properly to move. This involves looking at the mobility of the spine, pelvis and skull bones, but also at the mobility of muscles, joints and organs. Everything happens in a very calm and gentle way. Treatment is also done in a playful and gentle way, in which a balance is sought in the baby's body, so that the tensions disappear and the child also suffers less from certain ailments.

If you are not sure whether your baby or child qualifies for this or if you wonder whether a treatment can be useful, we will be happy to answer your questions by email or by telephone.
Possible complaints can include:
  • cry babies
  • bad sleeping
  • reflux
  • colic
  • constipation
  • restlessness in general
  • chronic ear infections
  • a clogged tear duct
  • bad sucking
  • bad crawling
  • let go...