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Osteopathy is a care system based on manipulation techniques, which focuses on the structure of the body (bones, muscles, joints and associated functions) as a whole. It is a complementary medicine, and looks not only at physical symptoms, but also at lifestyle, habits and the patient’s overall state. Its scope is vast. Osteopathy can treat not only vertebral problems, but also problems such as headaches, depression, recurring ear, nose and throat problems, various children’s problems, and more. Osteopaths are working increasingly closely with the rest of the medical profession.


This has several applications including: treating muscular contractions following periods of immobility increasing the quality and range of motion in joints after muscular strain or joint strain, and breaking down scar tissue caused by trauma. This, in turn, affects the functioning of the whole body via connections with the nervous, circulatory and lymphatic systems. Therefore, osteopathy can bring relief:

  • to joint pain, back pain, neck pain, sprains, tendonitis;
  • to digestive complaints (constipation, diarrhea, flatulence, acid indigestion, liver-related complaints);
    following injury, impact and accidents of all sorts;
  • during infancy (regurgitation, colic, irritability, sleep problems and more);
  • to asthma, dizziness, headaches and migranes, tinnitus, earache, sinusitis and chronic bronchitis;
  • to depression, stress, anxiety, sleep disorders, attention deficit and hyperactivity;
  • to circulatory disorders, bad circulation in the legs, hemorrhoids

In addition, it is important to note that consulting an osteopath as a preventative measure helps athletes, children, the elderly, and so on, in their day-to-day quest to stay healthy.

In France, Osteopathy has received the recognition from the National Parliament (Q1 2002) and therefore osteopathy is now an official health practice. Nevertheless, education, practical exercise and the scope of activity need to be discussed in the relevant ministers. Osteopaths are therefore independent professionals.
Today, the profession and its teaching are regulated by one, “loi”, two, “décrets”, and two, “arrêtés”, that define the conditions for practising, and provide authorisations to teach (see our website to find out more). CEESO Lyon is authorised to issue degrees in osteopathy, after five years’ study.
CEESO Lyon 39 Rue Pasteur 69007 Lyon - Tél : 33(0)
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