Osteopathy

Manual medicine

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What is osteopathy

Osteopathy is a manual medicine which focuses on the mobility of and in the body. This mobility is necessary to function properly and without complaints.

The quality and possibility to recover from health problems, is directly dependent upon the mobility of the different tissues within the body. An osteopath approaches the body as a whole and any loss of mobility can cause complaints. Because all tissues are interconnected, pain may radiate to other parts of the body. An osteopath examines the body for loss of mobility and restores manually the cooperation between the tissues where necessary. Because of the interconnection of tissues, treatment sometimes focuses on an area where you are experiencing no complaints.

An osteopath works with three systems within the body that may not be viewed separately.

  1. The first system is the locomotive system: the system of bones, joints, muscles and joint capsules.
  2. The second system is the organic system: the thoracic organs like heart and lungs, and the abdominal organs like stomach, intestines, liver, kidneys etc.
  3. The third system is the craniosacral system: the ‘lining’ of the central nervous system. This system consists of the membranes around brain and spinal cord and the skull bones.

All these three systems are being examined for loss of mobility.

 

 

Treatment Indications

Osteopathy addresses a number of complaints and conditions, you find a short list below of the most common indications as seen by an osteopath:

  1. Complaints of the locomotive system: Back pain, neck and shoulder pain, complaints of the limbs.
  2. Abdominal complaints: Irritable bowel syndrome, indigestion, heartburn, complaints after abdominal surgery.
  3. Complaints of the head: Headache, migraine, problems with hearing or for example your voice.

If in doubt as to whether osteopathy is right for you, please do not hesitate to contact Sander Sprong or Robbert van de Veen by email or by telephone. An osteopath is no substitute for the general practitioner or specialist. If necessary the osteopath will refer you to your general practitioner. An osteopath is directly accessible, there is no need for a referral by family doctor or medical specialist.

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Consultation

The consultation fee is € 95,- for the first consultation for both adults as well as children, duration of which will be about 60 minutes. Any follow up consultation will cost € 95,- for adults (60 mins) and € 85,- for children (45 mins). The fee is payable in cash or (preferably) by PIN. You will receive an invoice by email for reimbursement by your health insurer. Most Dutch health insurers reimburse an osteopathic consultation in whole or in part depending on the insurance company and their policy.

Focus on health

Especially in these times of increased focus on health and staying healthy, receiving adequate and correct care is of great importance. We’ll do everything we can to provide you with a safe and professional service as soon as possible. You can book your appointment online at your own convenience.

If there is no suitable time available for you, or should you have any further questions, please send us an email, text message or a whatsapp message. You can also fill in the contact form or call during the hours mentioned below.

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Sander Sprong

Mobile number: 06 2498 4145 (daily between 12.45 and 13.45)
Email: sandert@osteopaathetgooi.nl

 

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Robbert van de Veen

Mobile number: 06 4308 4373 (daily between 12.00 and 13.00)
Email: robbert@osteopaathetgooi.nl

 

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