Osteopathy & Functional Medicine
What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a form of manual therapy that aim at treating the root cause of the problem by using extensive knowledge in anatomy, biomechanics, physiology, neurology and clinical reasoning.
Osteopaths believe in the healthy balanced relationships of every systems for a body to function optimally, allowing the self healing and self regulatory forces to be expressed.
Osteopaths are known to reduce pain, improve function & posture, and fluid dynamic as well as, increasing flexibility, mobility and stability. Osteopaths can also give health tips, rehabilitation program as well as nutritional advices.
Common conditions treated
Osteopaths treat a wide range of conditions such as:
Musculoskeletal Pain (low back pain. neck pain, knee pain, hip pain, ankle sprain, tennis elbow, golfer elbow)
- Digestive disturbances (constipation, reflux, abdominal bloating/pain)
Pregnancy related symptoms
Chronic ear infection
Areas of Expertise
When treating patients, I bring my medical knowledge to the equation and apply a philosophical approach enabling me to tailor the treatment to each individual and understand why they present with pain. Every person possesses the natural self healing and self regulatory forces, and it is my job to allow them to express. Read more
Osteopathy for Sports
Sports injuries are very common and if you exercise regularly, whether you train for long distance trail running, workout at the gym or enjoy yoga practice, injuries and imbalances are almost inevitable. I focus on correcting any imbalances that could create unnecessary tensions which could lead to strains affecting tissues such as tendon, ligaments, muscle and bones. Read more
Osteopathy for Seniors
Common complaints include poor mobility, loss of muscle mass, fibrosity of the tissue and calcification, degenerative changes, metabolic systems inefficiency, and impaired blood supply. Osteopaths will aim at understanding the elderly needs and improving their health as well as providing dietary advice and mobility exercises. Read more
Osteopathy for Pregnancy
During pregnancy, the body is subject to biomechanical changes and has to adapt and accommodate for the growing baby. This results in postural imbalances, strains and tension that can be exacerbated by hormonal changes such as relaxin which enables the softening of the soft tissues to help with widening of the pelvis in the case of a natural delivery. Read more
Osteopathy for Children
Osteopathic assessment and treatment for newborns is recommended soon after delivery and has proven to ease the physical stresses from pregnancy and birth. Osteopaths use subtle techniques in a very safe and gentle manner, such as cranial treatment in order to support the unfolding of the cranial bones allowing the body to develop in a balanced and healthy state. Read more
Osteopathy for Animals
Animal Osteopathy is the fastest-growing profession in the field of animal healthcare worldwide. Animal Osteopaths use similar techniques and principles on dogs and horses. Since animals cannot inform us on the presenting complaint, clinical reasoning is primarily based on thorough observation & detailed examination. Read more
Jean-Christophe graduated from the European School of Osteopathy in the UK in 2013 and has been working in Hong Kong since 2015 alongside competent medical practitioners.
He believes in a tailor made and integrative approach to medicine by understanding, lifestyle and nutrition in order to provide the best holistic care.
Jean Christophe applies the philosophy of Osteopathy using his extensive medical knowledge through a wide range of approach such as Structural, Visceral, Cranial and Biodynamic to enhance the body’s self-healing mechanism
His active lifestyle which includes competitive trail running, swimming, yoga, weight training, surfing and tennis enables him to have a deeper understanding of sport related injuries and advising his patient with the rehabilitation process.
Jean Christophe has also an interest in Equine and Canine Osteopathy (having completed the animal osteopathic diploma in 2018) and has worked with the Jockey Club in HK in the past.
He is also about to embark on a 4 year part time study of Functional medicine as he believes Osteopathy and functional medicine are complementary and follow the same philosophy.