What is an osteopath? | Appetite in health

  1. What is osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a manual method of research and treatment that focuses on the detection and treatment of dysfunctions in the mobility of the musculoskeletal system (joints and tissues), organs and tissues in the body. Osteopathy aims to optimize the overall health of the patient by addressing the underlying causes of physical ailments.

  1. What does Frank de Bakker’s method of integrated techniques mean?

In the body, everything is connected by connective tissue. The connective tissue around the organs and skull, called fascial structures, connects organs, blood vessels and nerves with the spine, pelvis, ribs, sternum and other organs. The result? Muscle and joint pain can be caused by adhesions in the organs, which leads to constant pressure on other tissue structures and physical ailments. In other words, the cause of pain is often in a different place in the body than the one where the pain manifests itself. Frank De Bakker’s method is a combination of embryonic principles, osteopathy and foot reflexology. The integrated techniques create a balance in the organ system and eliminate physical discomfort by targeting the underlying causes.

  1. Who can go to Goting for osteopathy?

Anyone who has physical ailments, wants to eat healthier or simply has a health experience can seek treatment or advice in my practice.

  1. What complaints can I contact Goesting in Health with?

I can help you with:

Muscle and joint pain

  • blocked back or neck
  • Back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain …
  • Hernia
  • Lumbago
  • Muscle cramps or muscle inflammation
  • post-traumatic symptoms

Complaints about a blockade

  • Gastrointestinal discomfort
  • Digestive problems
  • Constipation, irritable bowel syndrome
  • chronic cystitis
  • hormonal discomfort
  • Infertility
  • (Cluster) Headaches, migraines
  • Dizziness, Balance Complaints
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Fatigue
  • Stress symptoms

Common problems in babies and children

  • crying babies
  • Cramps
  • Constipation
  • Reflux
  • Head and neck postures
  • Plagiocephaly
  • persistent lung problems such as mucus and blocked noses
  • Insomnia
  • Eczema
  • Dyslexia
  • Dyscalculia
  • Adhd
  • Fears
  • sloppy fine motor skills
  • Back, Neck, Arm, Leg Pain
  1. How does osteopathic treatment work?

The treatment consists of an interview, an examination and treatment.

The recording interview

In a detailed interview, I will investigate the cause of your complaint. I not only listen to the complaint itself, but also ask questions about your lifestyle habits, disease history and typical family health problems. This way I get a clear picture of your body and I can determine the best treatment.


After the conversation, I research all the movement systems of your body and recreate all the blockages and movement restrictions in your body. We will then discuss the best treatment of your complaint and determine how we can prevent your complaint in the future.


The treatment is done manually and is not limited to the place where the complaint manifests itself. After treatment, we give your body time to react and address its ability to heal.

  1. How often should my treatment be repeated?

After treatment, your body needs time to develop its healing powers, restore balance and thus solve the problem itself (self-healing). Depending on the cause of your complaint, several treatments are sometimes required. The period between two treatments varies from one week to one month.

  1. Do I need a doctor’s prescription?

You don’t need a prescription to be treated by an osteopath.

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  1. How much does osteopathic treatment cost?

Osteopathic treatment at Goesting in Health costs 49 euros.

If you wish to cancel an appointment for free, you must do so 24 hours in advance.

  1. Will my osteopathic treatment be reimbursed?

Osteopathy is partially reimbursed by all health insurance funds in Belgium, provided that the treatment is carried out by an approved and professional osteopath. Most health insurance companies pay back between €10 and €12.5 a year.

There are also insurance policies that reimburse osteopathy one month before and three months after hospitalization.

  1. What is the difference between osteopathy, chiropractic and physiotherapy?

Chiropraxia mainly treats the spine with manipulations and comes from osteopathy.

Physiotherapy is mainly concerned with local treatments and rehabilitation.

Osteopathy looks for the underlying cause of a problem and treats three body systems: the parietal system (bone, muscles, tendons, joints, vertebrae …), the visceral system (organs with fascia, blood vessels, lymphatic vessels and nerves) and the craniosacrale system (skull and spine containing the cerebrospinal fluid, the membranes and the central nervous system).

Do you make an appointment for osteopathic treatment? This can be done via 0497 53 61 21, via E‑mail or by the Contact.