The traditional osteopath searches for the causes of the complaints

Besides the more comprehensive manual examination a holistic acquisition follows that is based on the theory of a three times differentiated human (body, mind, soul). Through a consequent search of anatomic and physiological relations it comes to manual therapy which Dr. Schelter distinguishes in four main areas:

1. Parietal osteopathy - mobilization of joints and motion segments.
2. Visceral Osteopathy - therapy of internal organs with their suspensions at the motion system for support of their physiology und
3. Craniosacral therapy - here the relation between the scull sphere and the pelvis is considered and it is tried to harmonize. The central nervous system is embedded in there as a control system and it is often only reachable in that way.

4. Osteopathic therapy with support of computer-controlled mechanical impulses - For many years the osteopathy has been using oscillation and resonance as an important therapeutic instrument within the therapy. The technical origin of mechanical resonance impulses lies in the tradition of Dr. Robert Fullford (D.O.). Using it, he observed already in the middle of the twentieth century the intense influences on the central nervous system and the functional influence on the tissue. A further development is the percussion technique with computer-controlled resonance. At this joint dysfunctions can be relieved at low-risk, trigger- and tender points can be dissolved very quickly, and the nervous system can be stimulated to a “reset”. Since the twentieth century, osteopathy cannot be imagined without resonance and oscillation. The use of mechanical resonance in combination with traditional handle-, examination- and therapy technique increases the efficiency and safety of the osteopathic therapy. The osteopath looks for causes of the complaints and does not only refer to the symptoms.