OsteoMed Practice of Osteopathy
Osteopathy is a system of diagnoses and treatment that addresses a wide range of physical problems. It is not an ‘alternative medicine’, but a complementary medicine that uses the same principles of anatomy, physiology and orthopaedics as mainstream medicine.
Оsteopaths are specifically trained to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal problems such as: acute or chronic joint and muscle pain, discogenic pain and nerve impingements, sports injuries, headaches, as well as the symptoms of various conditions such as arthritis, digestive conditions and circulatory problems.
Osteopathy is a holistic approach, meaning the aim is to address the cause of your problem, rather than the symptom itself. In this way the osteopathic treatment also aims to prevent the recurrence of pain, not just to reduce your symptoms or discomfort.
Osteopathic examination is a combination of orthopaedic, functional, movement, and postural testing of the whole musculoskeletal system. The therapy itself uses different manual techniques – such as soft tissue techniques, joint articulation, rehabilitation exercises and stretches.
Emma Martinot and Anna Nikova are the first fully qualified osteopaths in Bulgaria. They have both trained at the prestigious European School of Osteopathy in Kent, England. The training is a 4 year integrated Bachelor- Masters degree (Level 7) which includes training in: anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, neuroscience, clinical neurology, pathology, pharmacology, orthopaedic testing, general medical screening and other.