Understanding osteopathy with Vincent Parisi
In Issy-les-Moulineaux, Vincent Parisi, dedicated osteopath, is there to answer your questions about osteopathy. Here are answers to your common questions:
What is Osteopathy ?
Osteopathy is a therapeutic approach which aims to restore a person's balance and improve their general functioning. It is based on precise knowledge of anatomy, manual therapy and movement. In addition, modern osteopathy is informed by neuroscience and psychology, for truly global support.
What is the difference between a physiotherapist and an osteopath?
Osteopathy and physiotherapy are two complementary approaches to health. Osteopathy focuses on the harmony of the entire body, while physiotherapy focuses more on the specific rehabilitation of movement. Both are essential for optimal health.
What pathologies can osteopathy treat?
Osteopathy treats many neuro-musculoskeletal pains, back pain, neck pain, headaches, joint pain, cervico-brachial neuralgia, sciatic neuralgia, sports injuries as well as several functional digestive disorders, among others.
What should I expect during an osteopathy session?
To begin, the osteopath talks with you about the circumstances in which your problem appeared. He then carries out a thorough assessment of your physical condition, including the range of your movements and the mechanical properties of your tissues.
In general, the treatment is mainly based on manual therapy techniques, and depending on the situation your osteopath may offer you movements, meditation and/or therapeutic hypnosis.
How long does an osteopathy session last?
An osteopathy session generally lasts between 45 and 60 minutes. Remember to always plan a little wide, your osteopath takes the time you need to take care of you.
How many osteopathy sessions will I need?
The number of osteopathy sessions you will need depends primarily on your problem. Many new-onset pains are resolved in one or two sessions. For persistent pain, long-term follow-up will often be preferable.
The treatment strategy is always personalized and takes into account your specific needs and goals.
Is osteopathy safe?
Yes, osteopathy is considered a safe and non-invasive therapy. However, as with any form of therapy, there may be side effects. Often these are small aches and occasional changes in transit. Your osteopath systematically takes the necessary precautions and will not offer you a treatment that presents more risks than benefits.
Do I need a recommendation from my doctor to consult an osteopath?
No, you do not need a recommendation from your doctor to consult an osteopath. Osteopaths are primary health care providers and are trained to assess and treat a wide range of conditions. However, if you suffer from a specific illness, it is always best to consult your doctor before starting a new form of therapy.
How much does an osteopathy session cost?
The cost of an osteopathy session is €70 for adults and €60 for children. For persistent pain consultations a preferential rate may be offered to you depending on your situation, do not hesitate to request it if necessary.