Osteopathy in Berlin


Osteopathy explained

Dr Andrew Taylor in America pioneered osteopathy in 1874. Osteopathy is holistic manual therapy, which diagnoses functional disorders and treats them by hand (manually).
Osteopathic treatments can be performed independently or in combination with conventional medical treatment. The methods are suitable for children of all ages, and adults. This treatment, which is still fairly new in Germany, is based on the principle that “Life is movement.” The body’s entire structures must move freely. Restricting the body tissue’s movement impairs its function. If a number of these kinds of restrictions on movement occur, it is no longer possible for the body to compensate via other mechanisms, and this results in discomfort.

Spinal blockages often cause muscle tension and head, shoulder and back pain. Vertebral blockages can, like stomach restrictions, lead to digestive disorders, heartburn, and bladder dysfunction.
Pelvic torsion causes menstrual and bladder dysfunction, whilst dizziness and tinnitus result from damage to the mobility of the skull. Symptoms often emerge on other parts of the body and are apparently independent of the dysfunction diagnosed by the osteopath!!

These disorders often remain undetected in imaging and laboratory diagnostic tests and are felt through vague symptoms,which often results in the patient not being taken seriously. Osteopathic medicine observes the entire body and treats it holistically. All age groups can be treated with osteopathy. Click here for information about paediatric osteopathy (children, toddlers and babies). Osteopathy is divided into three parts. Craniosacral osteopathy focuses the skull and rythm of liquor. The organs are treated with visceral osteopathy, while parietal osteopathy is about the muskeloskeletal system.


Osteopathic treatment procedure

Osteopathic treatment begins with a comprehensive anamnesis of the patient’s medical history, which is followed by an osteopathic examination. The osteopath examines tissue in various different ways.
The osteopathic consultancy takes around 30-60 minutes. Following an osteopathic therapy session, the body needs around 1-2 weeks to respond to the treatment and begin healing itself.

According to requirement, this is then followed by a further session. Each treatment should be adapted to the patient’s diagnosis and produce a significant reduction in symptoms within 2-3 treatments.
Areas/disorders suitable for osteopathic treatment:

Musculoskeletal system

Muscular tension, ischialgia, shoulder pain, slipped disks, hip pain, neck ailments, whiplash, foot injuries

Ear, nose and throat

Dizziness, ringing in the ears (tinnitus), headaches and migraines, chronic sinusitis, inflammation of the middle ear

Internal medicine

Digestive disorders such as diarrhoea or constipation, stomach disorders, cramps, heart disorders (following medical assessment)


Kidney disorders, bladder infections, bladder voiding disorders and enlarged prostrate


Dysmenorrhoea, amenorrhea, menopause, infertility, post-operative adhesion and scarring


Deformation of head or face, torticollis, curved spine, excessive crying, digestive disorders, concentration difficulties, hyperactivity (ADS), KISS

Praxis Osteopathie & Naturheilkunde Berlin

Lehmbruckstraße 3
10245 Berlin
Friedrichshain / Kreuzberg
030 / 69529372

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