FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
How much is Osteopathy?
The overall cost of a full course of treatment depends on the number of sessions required. However, it is necessary to highlight some important aspects.
The number of sessions, on average, is quite limited. Corrections in fact persist over time so that, except for exceptional cases, once corrections are made, it is not necessary to treat the patient again.
The sessions are always reduced in number over time, so the cost is diluted.
Furthermore, if the problem is not of osteopathic nature the treatment cycle is interrupted from the first session without spending anything.
Finally, we must consider the results that are obtained. Osteopathy provides a very high percentage of success and this move to their advantage, compared to other methods, the quality/price ratio.
Is Osteopathy painful?
No. The techniques are all very delicate and there are no painful movements.
It is wrong to believe that "feeling pain before means that you will feel better after".
Are Osteopathy and osteoporosis the same thing?
Many patients are misled by the fact that the two terms sound similar. Osteoporosis is a problem that affects the bone but it has nothing to do with osteopathy.
What is the difference between Osteopathy and Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is a set of physical methods which, though numerous and varied, are all characterized by the common therapeutic approach to the treatment of the symptoms.
Osteopathy instead seeks the origin of problems.
This can be considered the fundamental difference between the two types of approach. On this difference depend all other differences in techniques and methods.
Has Osteopathy elements in common with the oriental disciplines?
Osteopathy developed in the United States and is based on anatomical assumptions in the strict sense of the word.
However, the holistic approach that is targeted to the care of the body as a whole, is an element that is also present in the eastern disciplines.
Is Osteopathy recognized in Italy? And in the rest of the world?
Currently Osteopathy is officially recognized in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, Britain and France.
In Europe it has been having a growing diffusion and it is regulated by the European Federation of Osteopaths.
Italian Osteopaths come exclusively from Italian schools complied with the directives of the ROI (Italian Register of Osteopaths), officially recognized by the European Federation of Osteopaths.
Is Osteopathy risky?
No. All movements are based on human anatomy and are not risky.
Can Osteopathy be practiced during childhood?
Yes Indeed the young patients will have the best results because the lesions have not created irreversible damage or adaptation on structures and tissues yet.
Can Osteopathy be practiced on the elderly?
Yes lesions can be corrected at any time. It is clear that the final results may not be comparable to those that could be obtained on young people but it is possible to have a general feeling of relief.
Furthermore patients do not run any risk because the movements are always very delicate and absolutely painless.
Is Osteopathy suitable for pregnant women?
Yes, it is advisable before giving birth to free the joints of the pelvis to have an optimal pelvic dynamic and it is indicated after giving birth in order to balance the pelvis area. In fact very often, following the strong expansion to which it is subject it is possible to find lesions in this area.
Can Osteopathy be practiced in case of osteoporosis?
You can also practise osteopathy having osteoporosis. The osteopathic techniques do not present any type of risk, there are techniques aimed at joints in a direct way but they are easily interchangeable with other more delicate and just as effective techniques.
Can Osteopathy be practised in case of serious illness?
Yes it can, of course without pretending to resolve situations out of its competence, but in order to bring a functional balance where it is possible.
Can Osteopathy be practised in menopause?
Yes Menopause is a physiological totally natural situation and does not constitute, in itself, an obstacle to the practice of osteopathy.
Has Osteopathy a psychological basis?
No it hasn't. Osteopathy works on "who does not believe in it" as well.
Can Osteopathy be practised on animals?
Yes it can. Superior animals, such as humans, may be suffering from osteopathic lesions.
Dogs that "run bent over", for example, present a particular dynamic defined "strain", which is also found on people.
Even animals can be treated with osteopathic techniques. Osteopathy is practiced on racehorses.
This Study, however, does not treat animals.