Doctors with a qualification in osteopathic medicine usually have an FMH title in internal medicine, rheumatology or physical medicine with further training in manual medicine and a degree in osteopathic medicine.
Osteopathic medicine employs different techniques and methods such as cranial sacral therapy, functional techniques according to Johnston, muscle energy techniques and others to treat acute and chronic disorders of the musculoskeletal system, internal organs and nervous system.
Advanced training in osteopathic medicine enables the doctor in question to recognise the corresponding disorders and symptoms, and to develop a specific treatment concept.
The diagnosis and treatment of fascial tension are an important part of this. Injuries, inflammation or operations may be responsible for this type of tension. In the event of chronic complaints, the reason for the pain is often not directly in the area of the body where the patient is feeling the pain, but instead radiates out from there.
Doctors working as osteopaths treat amongst other things:
- acute and chronic segmental dysfunction of the spine, the pelvis and the joints
- Chronic complaints after accidents
- Post-operative pain
- Headaches, dizziness