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Being Functional Humans

The human being is treated in its systemic globality.

In the human body there are, in addition to the muscular system, fascial, skeletal, visceral and cranial structures, all interrelated with reciprocal effect and organized through the complex nervous system.

The human system must be permanently adjusted to achieve a certain stability and balance (both physical and mental). You have to know that all the time we are fighting against a constant force, gravity, in a standing position (standing), sitting (sitting) or decubitus (lying down). When we carry out a movement we always find a new adaptation of the body made in order to maintain balance.

Keep in mind that all the structures of the body are connected and interact with each other. In addition, the important interrelation between structure and function is highlighted. It is understood that the body adapts and compensates in order to neutralize possible negative influences, although it can also happen that a point is reached where physiological functionality is altered because the adaptation requirements are greater than the body's capacity .


In our basically sedentary societies, we tend to submit to postures of body wear and tear, either due to habit, stress or unconsciousness when moving. For this reason, the ability to move with harmony and efficiency, despite the wear and tear of the years, can be learned and reinforced with a conscious work on our movements.

Intrinsic alteration factors such as limited body mobility, even at the metabolic level, or an alteration of compression and / or traction forces on the trunk due to different pathologies can be considered. Also extrinsic alteration factors such as trauma, operations, accidents, etc.

Therefore, an attempt is made to understand the system, possible alterations are verified, and the dominant dysfunction is sought that causes the body to initiate compensations and limits its functionality.

Osteopathy is based on the fact that the body has the ability to achieve a certain homeostasis through its own self-healing forces. Therefore, in osteopathic treatment, parietal, visceral, fascial, or craniosacral dysfunctions are not treated in isolation. The human being is treated in its systemic globality.

It is important to highlight that the approach with osteopathy may not cure any pathological picture since if a tissue structure is completely destroyed in its function, it is irrecoverable. What is, is that the correct osteopathic treatment can represent a significant help in alleviating symptoms.

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