What is osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a manual method of examination and treatment of the mobility of the locomotor system, organs and tissues in the body. The osteopath examines and treats manually the movement of all these systems and looks for movement limitations that may be related to the patient's complaint. Osteopaths make use of an extensive practical knowledge of anatomy, physiology, neurology and pathology.
How an osteopath works
An osteopath will map all blockages and movement restrictions in the body that are related to the complaint. He will look for the cause of the complaint and treat it by means of gentle treatment techniques on the joints, muscles, fasciae, organs and other tissues (nerves, blood vessels...). If necessary, manipulation can also be carried out. After the treatment, the body needs time to react to the techniques. Usually, at least one week is waited between two treatments.
What can I contact an osteopath for?
You can contact our osteopath for the treatment of:
- Complaints of the pelvis
- Back and neck complaints
- Muscle pains
- Upper and lower limb complaints
- Sports related complaints
- Jaw joint complaints
- Preventively; before complaints manifest themselves
- Reduced immunity.
- Recurrent inflammations such as sinusitis, rhinitis,...
- Organ problems:
- Slight digestive problems
- Acid regurgitation and/or heartburn
- Persistent fatigue
- Learning disabilities
- As support during a long physical rehabilitation
There does not always have to be a complaint to make an appointment with an osteopath. It is very important to detect and treat movement losses before they lead to complaints. Both for the less active patient and the professional athlete.
Osteopathy or physiotherapy
Both will treat largely similar complaints, but the difference between osteopathy and physical therapy lies mainly in the approach and treatment of these complaints.
A physiotherapist will treat more locally and around the pain region. This is very suitable for local complaints and certainly for rehabilitations. In addition, a physiotherapist only works on doctor's prescription. An osteopath, on the other hand, focuses on the body as a whole and makes additional connections between the locomotor system and all other parts of the body (organs, connective tissue,...). We look for the cause of your complaints within the three body systems: the parietal system (bones, muscles, tendons, joints and vertebrae), the visceral system (organs, blood vessels, lymphatic vessels and nerves) and the cranio-sacral system (the skull, the spine and the central nervous system).
In many cases osteopathy and physiotherapy can complement each other perfectly to achieve the best possible result. At Kine Movus we also use this multidisciplinary approach.
Do I need a doctor's prescription
You do not need a doctor's prescription for an osteopathic treatment.
Rates and reimbursement
|Treatment of 45 minutes||55,00 euro|
You pay after each treatment (Bancontact, Payconiq or MobilePay), after which you receive a certificate that entitles you to a refund. The number of reimbursements you are entitled to per year differs per mutual health organisation. Below you can find an overview of the most important mutual health organisations:
- Christelijke Mutualiteit: € 10 per consultation with a maximum of 5 consultations per calendar year
- Partena: € 10 per consultation with a maximum of 6 consultations per calendar year
- Independent health insurance fund: € 10 per consultation with a maximum of 5 consultations per calendar year
- Flemish neutral health insurance fund: € 10 per consultation with a maximum of 5 consultations per calendar year
- Liberal Mutual Health Insurance Fund: € 10 per consultation with a maximum of 6 consultations per calendar year
- The provident society: € 10 per consultation with a maximum of 5 consultations per calendar year
Some insurances provide a higher additional reimbursement for osteopathy. You can always ask your insurer or health insurance fund for this.
More information can also be found on www.vind-een-osteopaat.be