Welcome to Centre of Osteopathy Patrick Cogenbach in The Hague
“Osteopathy is the knowledge of the structure, relation and function of each part of the human body applied to the correction of whatever interferes with its harmonious operation.” - George V. Webster, D.O., 1921
Osteopathy is a system of healthcare recognized and used around the world. It uses a hands on approach to treatment to find the cause of your physical problems.
Osteopathic treatment does not target symptoms only but treats the parts of the body that have caused the symptoms. We try to find out what triggered the physical problems or may have been part of the build up.
The osteopaths role is to alleviate the pain and to recover the body’s own balance. We try to achieve this by using a lot of techniques to relax tensed muscles, other soft tissue, organs and mobilization of joints. Please feel free to contact us anytime.
Why choose an osteopath?
Osteopaths always try to find causes for several kinds of pain and physical problems and focus on the whole body and its structures. Before the treatment starts, we make a full body medical assessment where we identify the problem. Afterwards we treat the body’s structures using a gentle and hands-on approach by moving, stretching and massaging a person’s muscles and joints and prevent several health problems.
How does osteopathy work?
We take time to listen and ask questions to make sure we understand your medical history and your daily routine. We'll ask you about your diet, exercise and what is going on in your life, as these may give clues for the diagnosis. After this we examine the whole body to find the cause of the problems. We will tell you the findings of the examination and tell you what we can do about it to treat and to deal with it in daily life.
Diagnosis and treatment
Osteopathy is a therapy for people of all ages. We treat babies, adults, sportsmen, women during pregnancy and elderly people. A wide variety of symptoms, described down here can be treated with osteopathy: headaches, back and neck problems, acute and chronic low back pain, sciatica, whiplash injury, migraines, pregnancy related back and pelvic pain, sports injuries, muscle and tendon injuries and many more.