Osteopathy: With us you are in the best hands!
Joint problems, lumbago, shoulder pain? “We have something against it,” says osteopath Juanma Peramo. Until recently, the native Spaniard had a large private practice for osteopathy and physiotherapy in Cologne. However, he is now drawn back home and since September he has been working at REMA Salud /Center for Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy) and Policlínica Glorieta in Dénia.
Juanma Peramo’s patients are not only adults; he also offers osteopathy specifically for children and babies. Without medication or surgery, he uses highly specialized manual therapy to relieve children’s symptoms such as cervical blockages, infant colic and developmental disorders.
Osteopaths have a wide range of tasks
Osteopathy is an independent, holistic form of medicine: diagnosis and treatment are carried out with the hands. Osteopathy gets to the bottom of the causes of complaints and treats the person as a whole. More than 140 years ago, the American physician Andrew Taylor Still developed the principles of osteopathy after intensive research and thus founded a new medicine. Since then, osteopathy has been constantly developed.
Where does osteopathy work?
Our organism consists of countless structures, all of which are directly or indirectly interrelated. An important connection is created by the so-called fasciae. These are thin connective tissue sheaths that surround every structure and together form a large body fascia. Fasciae also connect such structures that functionally have nothing to do with each other. Therefore, from the point of view of osteopathy, they can transmit changes, which explains why the complaints often occur elsewhere than the cause.
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How does osteopathy work?
“Diseases and disorders often arise because the body has lost the ability to self-regulate,” Peramo explains. This is where osteopathy comes in and mobilizes the body’s self-healing powers. Every part of the body, every organ needs sufficient freedom of movement to function optimally. The aim of the treatments is to release blockages and tissue tension, thus restoring mobility.
Osteopaths always research the causes of complaints and do not limit themselves to the treatment of individual symptoms. “So we don’t treat diseases in the actual sense, but rather their triggers, such as movement disorders,” the therapist said.
Osteopathy is used in many medical fields. In this case, osteopathy can be completely sufficient as the first and only medical measure. Depending on the symptoms, however, it can also be used concomitantly and interdisciplinary with other medical treatments. The latter is particularly useful in the case of severe pathologies, i.e. serious diseases.
Osteopathy for children
Permanent crying, nervousness or lack of concentration in children are just some of the many symptoms and ailments that pose a great challenge to parents. The cause is usually unclear, as young patients are not yet able to communicate. “The osteopath is the ideal mediator here because he can feel with his hands where blockages are in the body that are causing the infants or toddlers distress,” says Juanma Peramo.
Babies, toddlers and adolescents are still in the midst of physical development. Muscles, tissues and bones grow and change. In some cases, they differ considerably from those of adults.