International Osteopathy & Sports Osteopathy

Osteopath D.O. - Christian Tychsen (Service provided in english, german and scandinavian)
To make an appointment please send an SMS or call 06 74 70 29 77

Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a holistic diagnostic and therapeutic manual therapy. By using a well-grounded knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathology and biomechanics, the osteopath assesses the structure of the body by examining areas such as posture and mobility.
Subsequently the osteopath aims to optimize the self-healing mechanisms of the body by adjusting dysfunctions and impaired movement, in order to restore balance and optimal health.

Osteopathy is a manual therapy also for patients who have previously tried different types of therapy, e.g. physiotherapy, but without the desired effect.
Osteopathy is also beneficial for people, who want to avoid having recurring problems. The body has the ability to compensate for minor imbalances, where there might be no visible sign of symptoms. An osteopathic assessment will in most cases detect these symptom-free dysfunctions that could potentially lead to symptoms later on.

Sports Osteopathy

Sports Osteopathy is a unique approach to the diagnosis and treatment of athletes, whether it is on the highest performing level or general exercising level. When the body engages in sports it uses the whole body and not only one part. An injury will therefore not only be examined locally, but will also be examined in other related parts of the body, in order to ascertain where and/or what the underlying cause for the injury is.

The premise for an athletic performance is a body in balance. Even minor loss of movement can cause problems, which affect the athletic performance in a negative way. By using the knowledge of diagnosis and highly developed palpatory skills, the osteopath can help restore structural balance, improve joint mobility, and reduce adhesions and soft tissue restrictions so that ease of movement is restored and performance enhanced.

After training and competition, the body needs recovery. One of the key concepts behind sports osteopathy is to enhance regeneration of the body, which is an important part of well-organized training and preparation for competition.

Treatment

After a thorough and comprehensive examination, the origin of the symptoms is determined together with the underlying cause. It may be necessary to remove some items of clothing for the osteopath to examine and treat the appropriate areas. At a treatment session it is recommended that patients wear comfortable underwear (e.g. shorts, sports bra).

The examination will involve the immediate pain area as well as other parts of the body related to the symptoms. This means that you will be questioned and examined in regard to areas that do not directly affect the symptomatic area.

Consequently, the osteopath can determine which kind of osteopathic treatment will be appropriate, or whether there is a need for further medical consultation.

Which structures are treated?

Pain and loss of function is often a sign of disturbance or dysfunction in one of the body´s three primary systems:

  • The musculosceletal system (muscles, joints and connective tissue)
  • The visceral system (internal organs)
  • The cranio-sacral system (nervous system)

Osteopathic treatment is based on a normalization of one or more of these three systems using manual techniques such as manipulation, mobilisation, connective tissue techniques, muscle energy techniques, visceral techniques and cranio-sacral techniques.

What conditions can be treated?

Osteopathic treatment is relevant for many conditions including:

  • Musculosceletal pain and immobility, typically in the neck and back, but also in peripheral joints and muscles
  • Disc and nerve problems
  • Headache and migraine
  • Dizziness
  • Whiplash
  • Sports Injuries
  • Digestive disorders
  • Stress related symptoms

Profile

Christian Tychsen was originally educated as a physiotherapist from Skodsborg School of Physiotherapy in Denmark in 1997. He practiced as a physiotherapist from 1997-2010, and as an osteopath from 2010-2014 in two private practices in Denmark.

Christian did his osteopathic training from 2005-2010 at IAO (International Academy of Osteopathy) in Belgium and obtained his diploma, Osteopath D.O., with honours in 2010. He also received the ”Michel Jansens Award” for the best final examination at the IAO in Europe in 2010. In 2014 Christian received the french diploma, Diplôme en ostéopathie.

Furthermore, Christian worked with the medical staff of the Danish premier league club F.C. Copenhagen as Team Physiotherapist from 1998-2010, and as an osteopathic consultant from 2010-2014.

Recently, Christian finalized his one-year Sports Osteopath studies at the OSD (Osteopathie Schule Deutschland) in Hamburg and has now obtained the title Certified Sports Osteopath in August 2016.

Location and access

The practice is a 10 min. walk from the Metro stations "La Muette" (Line 9) and "Passy" (Line 6).

Once you are in front of the glass door of the building, press the entrance button below the panel of numbers to enter.

Then you proceed straight ahead through the second glass door and walk over to the interphone on the right side of the next building and press “Passy”.

Take the elevator to the 2nd floor and take the door on the right hand side.