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How long does a session last?

A session lasts more or less 45 minutes. It is made up of a precise and in-depth questioning phase (called anamnesis), a testing phase and a treatment phase. No equipment will be used, the osteopath will only use his hands to overcome your bodily concerns.

How many sessions are needed?

It depends on the reason for consultation and its chronicity, a consultation can sometimes be enough to overcome a condition that has lasted for years, however it is often necessary to go see the osteopath regularly, in prevention or in continuity of the treatment implemented. In general, a frequency of once every 2-3 months is best suited.

Is it reimbursed by my complementary insurance?

Health insurance (LaMal) does not pay for osteopathic consultations, only the complementary insurance funds can allow you to reimburse part or all of the costs advanced for your care.

Y Are there negative effects and contraindications to osteopathic treatments?

Like any medical/paramedical treatment, osteopathy is not free of side effects. After a consultation, it is possible to feel intense fatigue or aches for a few days (normal reaction of the body following the treatments carried out by the osteopath). However, there are contraindications to certain manipulations, so it is important during the consultation to be as transparent as possible with your osteopath.

I am a minor, how can I come and see the osteopath?

Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult legal representative (near relatives), otherwise the consultation cannot take place.

Y  is there any documents or images to bring back?

  It is always best to bring with you on the day of the consultation, the latest images, blood tests and additional tests related to the reason for consultation.  However, none prescription from your doctor is not necessary to go see the osteopath, the visit to your doctor is therefore not mandatory, but strongly recommended. Osteopathy is a first-line health profession, however the advice of a doctor beforehand is important for good care.

What is the difference with a physiotherapist or a chiropractor ?

These two disciplines are cousins of osteopathy, some even come from certain branches of osteopathy. Today it is important to distinguish these therapies and osteopathy. I'osteopathyis a manual therapy only, holistic (global) and has a multitude of therapeutic tools to treat at best.

The phytotherapist has a rehabilitation role and uses many machines,

The chiropractorhas as its main tool,  uniquely, the structural manipulations that osteopaths sometimes use.

Osteopathyis not better than these therapies, it is complementary.  For each of us there is an appropriate therapy and a therapist who suits us. We are lucky to have this wealth of vision and support, you just have to try and make up your own mind.

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