What is the difference between osteopathy and manual therapy?

A question frequently asked: what is the difference between osteopathy and manual therapy? What about physical therapy? Physical therapy first, and then? When someone suffers from musculoskeletal problems (e.g., back, arm or leg), their first call will usually be to a physical therapist, with or without a referral from their primary care physician. This often […]

Educational requirements and professional code of osteopathy

Preliminary training To begin the study of osteopathy, basic medical knowledge is required. Therefore, most osteopaths have a (para)medical background. Originally, an osteopath is often a physical therapist, occupational therapist, Mensendieck or Caesar therapist. There are also osteopaths who have (basic) medical training behind them. The College Sutherland program in Amsterdam also provides a propaedeutic […]

Treatment frequency osteopathy: How many treatments are needed at the osteopath?

Many people wonder how many treatments are needed with an osteopath. This is a legitimate question that unfortunately cannot be easily answered. This is not only because individuals differ greatly from one another: the conditions seen by the osteopath also vary widely. However, a guideline can be given. After four treatments, there should be a […]