Cabinet d'ostéopathie à Biarritz Ostéopathe à Biarritz, Ostéo Biarritz
What to expect during your treatment ?
The following is an example as to how the treatment process may be led.
It is to be noted that treatment may differ from the following according to the individual needs of the patient and/or the practice.
-Your Osteopath will come and great you in the waiting room.
-A detailed case history will be taken.
-Examination will be carried out. This will consist of observing the patient, proceeding with active and passive movements as well as orthopaedic and medical examination if required. It is to be noted that you will need to undress down to your underwear for examination and treatment.
-Your Osteopath will then deliver your diagnosis in lay terms. He will also detail what to expect in terms of treatment and prognosis.
-Treatment will then be carried out using various techniques (cross fibber soft tissue, articulation, manipulation, functional release, fascial work, visceral and cranial) according to the individual needs of the patient.
-When treatment is over, the patient will be invited to put his clothes back on, after which, rehabilitation exercises will be provided if required.
-Finally, payment for treatment will be settled and further appointments booked if needed.
What is Osteopathy ?
Osteopathy is a holistic manual therapy (where hands are the means of treatment) which aims to promote range and quality of movement.
By such a method, the body's function will improve allowing for quick healing and decreased pain levels.
In greater detail:
According to the United Kingdom’s NHS (National Health Service):
Osteopathy is a way of detecting, treating and preventing health problems by moving, stretching and massaging a person's muscles and joints.
Osteopathy is based on the principle that the wellbeing of an individual depends on their bones, muscles, ligaments and connective tissue functioning smoothly together.
Osteopaths use physical manipulation, stretching and massage, with the aim of:
increasing the mobility of joints
relieving muscle tension
enhancing the blood supply to tissues
helping the body to heal
Osteopath in Biarritz, Oliver discovered osteopathy due to the inevitable injuries that accompany a keen sports person. This initial interest together with his desire to help others led him finally to pursue studies in this field.
He qualified with a Masters from the prestigious British School of Osteopathy in London. Created in 1917 by John-Martin Littlejohn, a former student of Andrew Taylor Still (founder of Osteopathy), it is the oldest Osteopathic school in Europe.It also possesses the largest Osteopathic clinic in the E.U. and is a clear leader in Osteopathic research.
Over the years, he gained invaluable experience by working as an assistant in various well established practices in both Devon and Dorset.
Although having set up his own practice in France, as proof of high professional standards, Oliver remains fully registered with the General Osteopathic Council which is the regulator of Osteopathic practice in the United Kingdom.
Oliver applies his knowledge of medical sciences and Osteopathic skills to the demanding requirements and ailments of his patients with the aim of easing their pain and getting them back to their full potential. The use of specific exercises as well as techniques acquired from training in Kinesio Taping, helps to further support patients, allowing them to maximize benefits resulting from the treatment delivered.
Oliver’s passion for surfing, snowboarding and mountain biking has led him to travel widely. As a consequence he has developed an innate open mindedness and sense of empathy. This has added to his ability to listen, understand and be fully aware of the needs of others.
If you are from the United Kingdom or English speaking, you will quickly feel at home with Oliver who is Franco-British and perfectly bilingual.
Why come and see an osteopath ?
Based on evidence submitted to CAP (Committees of Advertising Practice) prior to November 2016, the ASA (Advertising Standards Authority) and CAP accept that Osteopaths can claim to treat the following:
Frozen shoulder/ shoulder and elbow pain/ tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) arising from associated musculoskeletal conditions of the back and neck, but not isolated occurrences
Headache arising from the neck (cervicogenic)
Joint pains including hip and knee pain from osteoarthritis as an adjunct to core OA treatments and exercise
General, acute & chronic backache, back pain (not arising from injury or accident)
Generalised aches and pains
Inability to relax
Minor sports injuries and tensions
Inability to relax
Uncomplicated mechanical neck pain (as opposed to neck pain following injury i.e. whiplash)