The focus of osteopathy is to find the actual source of an ailment, which often hides in a different place to where the obvious symptoms occur. This is achieved through an understanding of the complex anatomical and biomechanical correlations within the human body and a holistic approach to its physical examination.
By resolving the underlying blockages as well as the resulting obstructions, the body can again heal itself and symptoms will subside.
This holistic method of treatment helps to sustainably treat a wide variety of issues and also supports the body’s self-healing properties in the long term.
After sustaining a severe sports injury of my shoulder, the Urban Health Concept team was able to create a comprehensive therapy programme for me. With osteopathy, focused exercises and even nutritional consulting, my injury healed entirely.
Urban Health Concept consists of a very knowledgeable team, who meets you exactly where you are. The resulting programme is focused on the individual and covers various physical and psychological levels. A perfect combination.
Craniosacral therapy is a gentle, manual technique focused on relaxing the craniosacral system.
The craniosacral system encases the central nervous system. It consists of the fluid and all the membranes surrounding and protecting brain and spinal cord, which are located within the skull (cranium), extending down the spinal canal to the tailbone and sacrum.
This system represents the internal basis for development, growth and functionality of brain and spinal cord, from the human embryonic stage to death.
The bridging element between the craniosacral system as a “shell around the body’s core” and the peripheral parts of the body is the connective tissue, in particular the fascia.
Heightened tension in one or more of these systems will spread via the connective tissue towards the other systems and affect their function. This kind of tension reduces the circulatory properties of the body (like blood and lymph), hinders the free flow of energy and subsequently obstructs the essential information exchange in the body.
Craniosacral therapy effects a balance of tension in the entire body, optimises the function of the nervous and endocrine systems, encourages homoeostasis and promotes self-healing mechanisms.
After my horse-riding accident, I felt awful for weeks even though I wasn’t obviously injured. Craniosacral therapy rebalanced my entire body.
The advantages of visceral therapy:
- More than 85% of all physical blockages primarily stem from feedback of the nerves inside one or more of the internal organs, which makes visceral therapy so effective.
- The following issues have been observed to respond well to the organ-based approach of visceral therapy: myriad digestive issues, fertility or menstrual problems, skin issues, stomach aches, a low-functioning immune system and sinus issues.
- Even undiagnosed root causes of back and neck pain, inflammatory conditions, fatigue and many other chronic problems can be positively influenced with visceral therapy.
The importance of our inner organs is even reflected in figures of speech. You’ve probably felt something “in your gut” before or got annoyed over something that “galled” you?
The human organ system is incredibly complex and tasked with a wide range of daily functions. It is directly connected to the musculoskeletal system and has a bearing on its function via our network of nerves. More than 85% of all physical blockages and ailments primarily stem from feedback of the nerves inside one or more of the internal organs as opposed to incorrect movement, making congested, overwhelmed and immobile organs the root cause. The organs in turn suffer from our chronic lack of exercise, inadequate nutrition, a variety of intolerances and side effects of medications. In addition, there may be post-operative side effects or scars that may lead to stickiness and blockages within the organ system. Our organs can be pictured like a complex system of cog wheels. If one is blocked, it will sabotage the entire system.
Eastern medicine allocates each organ a kind of temporary storage facility for a corresponding emotion – particularly those we perceive as negative and which we are unable to process cognitively when they emerge. If these storage facilities are not drained for longer periods of time, physical and mental problems will manifest.
Visceral therapy is sadly neglected in most therapy forms. It is either not considered at all or takes on a subordinate role, even though so many patients are suffering from the consequences of visceral blockages.
Our experience has taught us to pay close attention to this complex subject. We have therefore combined several visceral forms of therapy in one: Ampuku (classic Japanese abdominal body work), Chi Nei Tsang (Taoist organ mobilisation) and visceral osteopathy. This makes for a comprehensive therapy concept based on anatomical and energy-related knowledge.
Since I started my regular osteopathy sessions with Georg Platzer, my energy levels have risen considerably, and any painful tightness or tension disappears quickly. I tend to recommend Georg Platzer often – particularly for complex issues.
Extremely warm and professional and has a cure for most ailments – my osteopath.
I have a standing appointment with Georg whenever I’m in Vienna, to have my body adjusted.
Best Osteopath in town.
Initially, I was a bit taken aback by the tattoos and the muscles, but I have to say – your osteopath is an extremely competent and intelligent person.