What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a manual medicine which was developed in the late 19th century in the USA. Its founder, Andrew Taylor Still MD, felt the relation between the functional balance of the body and its natural tendency towards health and self-healing. Osteopathy approaches the specific symptoms with a therapeutic approach towards the entire person. The osteopath analyses the connections and the reciprocal influences of the different body systems like musculo-schelettal, visceral and craniosacral system.

The diagnostic and therapeutic method of Osteopathy is based on the relation between structure and function. The osteopath uses tests of mobility to understand the somatic dysfunctions which will be corrected by adequate manipulative techniques. The main goal of osteopathic treatment is the restoration of physiological mobility, with a consequent improvement of the metabolism of the body tissues.

The osteopath collaborates with different medical specialists, so as: orthopedic surgeons, rehabilitation specialists, neurosurgeons, ophthalmologists, orthodontists and dentists, gynaecologists, ear-nose-throat specialists. The multidisciplinary approach between osteopaths and medical specialists integrates and improves the diagnostic and the therapeutic regimen to the patients advantage.

Silvia, beyond her activity as Master Trainer, works also as Osteopath and has created a Specialized Course named Gyrotonic® Principles in the context of Osteopathy for Gyrotonic® trainers who desire to deepen their knowledge and understanding about their work. The course helps in fact to analyse the effects of Gyrotonic® through osteopathic interpretations.