Estepona's Premier Osteopathy Clinic for Back Pain and other illness

Seeking osteopathy in Estepona? Our clinic provides a variety of treatments tailored to target these dysfunctions at a cellular level. But first, let us tell you a little bit more about this specialized field.

Osteopathy is the science and art of diagnosing and treating the mobility dysfunctions of the body´s tissues that cause disorders, disturbing the state of one´s health.

Osteopathy mainly treats the most frequent musculoskeletal pathologies that occur in primary care consultations and hospital emergencies: low back pain, cervicalgia, dorsalgia, cervical and ankle sprains, omalgia (shoulder pains), tendonitis, arthritis, and ultimately the usual musculoskeletal affectations. It can also prove very effective in the treatment of migraines, vertigo, otitis, circulatory problems, digestive, endocrine, gynaecological, urological, neurological, traumatological, etc.

It also has good results in pediatrics, both in neonates and infants. The most frequent pathologies treated with pediatric osteopathy are plagiocephaly, torticollis, infant colic, sleep disturbances, irritability, constipation, scoliosis, brachial paralysis and sprains etc.

There are three treatments in Osteopathy:

  • Structural, which is especially aimed at disorders of bone, muscle and joint structures.
  • Visceral, who is interested in organs such as the liver, kidney, stomach…
  • Cranial, which insists on the notion of mobility of the skull bones and addresses the development of the new-born’s and children, as well as the adults ´disorders.


 An osteopath employs physical manipulation to increase joint mobility, relieve muscle tension and improve blood supply to the tissues. The goal of treatment is to improve the overall health of all body systems by manipulating and strengthening the musculoskeletal structure.

Osteopaths also advise on posture and recovery exercises, preventing symptoms recurring.


In certain situations, the manual therapy techniques used in osteopathy are unsuitable and can cause damage due to the risk of damage to the spine or bones. Do not undergo osteopathy if you have:

  • Osteoporosis
  • Cancer
  • Arthritis
  • Bone fracture
  • Hemophilia
  • A blood clotting condition


It is normal to feel a little nervous when visiting an osteopath for the first time. But there is no need.

At the beginning of your first appointment, your osteopath will ask you questions about your medical history and lifestyle, as well as what symptoms you are experiencing. The osteopath will then be able to accurately diagnose and design a suitable treatment plan.

Your osteopath will need to examine the area /areas of your body causing the discomfort.

Sometimes, the cause of the problem may be originated in a different area (e.g., forearm pain may in fact be rooted in the cervical.) Therefore, it is important to examine not only that segment of the spine, but also other areas of the body. The osteopath will examine these areas in order to analyse and identify problems.

Most osteopaths can begin their treatment at the first appointment, but sometimes more tests may be required such as blood tests, x-rays or ultrasound studies. Sometimes it can also happen that disease is suspected or diagnosed for which osteopathy is not recommended. In such cases, joint intervention with other professionals may be recommended. So, the osteopath will refer you to your general practitioner or specialist (or another appropriate health professional, such as a podiatrist, psychologist, ophthalmologist, dentist. etc.)

Contrary to common perception, osteopathic treatment is generally a gentle method and should not cause much pain. That is not to say that you won´t feel some discomfort during and after the treatment. That is natural and will be dependent upon the acute or chronic nature of the symptoms you present. 

Each treatment works on the root of the problem. That is to say the primary cause. Osteopathy aims to work on the set of tissues we call the “lesional chain.” These are a set of musculoskeletal tissues, visceral, cranial or any biomechanical connective tissue involved in the injury. All this is a basic therapeutic intervention to solve the problem longer term. However, it also aims to relieve symptoms as soon as possible, reducing pain so that the patient can return being more mobile and comfortable as soon as possible.


If the patient listens to his osteopath and begins to change his life habits for healthier ones, the results can last months or years.

In fact, it is recommended patients undergo one session a month to maintain the benefits.

We recommend drinking plenty of water and maintaining a light diet for 2 or 3 days post-session.


Of course. Osteopathy sessions can be combined with massage therapy, physiotherapy, myofascial release, dry needling, percutaneous electrolysis, exercises and neural therapy to maximize results. The combination enables the body to find a homeostatic balance.

Muscle, bone and visceral tissue all rely on it to function properly.

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