Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. Osteopaths are expertly trained and have extensive knowledge of anatomy, physiology, embryology, neurology and pathology. Osteopathy may additionally be practiced only by licensed osteopaths. Osteopaths are extensively trained in recognizing contraindications: signs of conditions or diseases in which a patient should not be treated. If necessary, a safety test can also be done for a particular technique, which is a test to determine whether the technique can be performed safely. When a consultation reveals a contraindication or a positive safety test, referral to your (primary) physician will always be made.
This is good to determine after the intake. Once all the information is gathered and the research is done, a plan can be made with the client. For example, you may need 2 treatments for a simple injury, or require a longer course for long-term complex complaints. An evaluation and plan is made after each consultation so that it is always clear to you.
An osteopath always examines the whole body, focusing on being able to feel all tissues properly. It is most convenient if you strip down to your underwear. You are therefore advised to wear underwear in which you feel comfortable. If you want to keep your clothes on for any reason, that's no problem at all.
The period between two consecutive treatments can vary quite a bit. With our knowledge and experience, we will make a recommendation and discuss it with you. An interval of several weeks is very common. After each consultation, your body is given time to react optimally to the last treatment and readjust to the new mobility. You will then receive the next treatment, thus giving the body's self-healing ability the opportunity to do its work.
It is best to observe some rest on the day of treatment. You may also be tired after treatment and want to rest. In fact, a lot of tension can be released/released in the body. Light exercise is more likely to be beneficial than strenuous exercise. The body needs time and energy after treatment to achieve a new balance. Excessive exercise can cause the mobility improved by treatment to be lost again. In most cases, you will be able to put your body back on the next day as before. If not, we will indicate this after the treatment.
The difference between chiropractic care and osteopathy is that chiropractic care focuses on the musculoskeletal system (joints, muscles and tendons). Osteopathy pays attention to the visceral system (organs and viscera) and the skull (bones, membranes) in addition to the musculoskeletal system. In fact, all of this is interconnected, and this may also be the cause of your complaint. In addition, the techniques of osteopathy are also different and usually an osteopathic consultation takes longer and thus there is more time to examine and treat the body as a whole. In summary, osteopathy's approach is broader and more origin-oriented than chiropractic.
You can visit the osteopath for a wide range of complaints. Under indications & complaints you will find a comprehensive list of complaints we can treat you for. Preventive treatment is also possible(check-up), like your car gets a MOT.
Yes, this is possible if your have supplementary insurance. Most health insurance companies then reimburse osteopathy in whole or in part. Of course, this depends on the insurer and the policy taken out. If you are unsure about your reimbursement for osteopathy, please contact your health insurance company. Here you will find an overview of health insurance companies that offer reimbursement for osteopathy.
No, you do not need a referral; osteopathy is freely available.
Physical therapy focuses primarily on the treatment of muscles and joints. It is a valuable therapy aimed primarily at rehabilitation. Manual therapy is specialization that can be followed as a physical therapist and deals mainly with spinal complaints. Osteopathy is completely separate from physical therapy and manual therapy and has its own and unique concept. It can go well together in certain situations, however, it is desirable that consultation take place between the physical therapist and the osteopath. The osteopathic concept is based on the cohesion of all the tissues in the body and how they work together. The connection between the locomotor system, the visceral system (organs and viscera) and the craniosacral system (envelope of the central nervous system) are central to this. In summary, the osteopath treats the three body systems and the physical/manual therapist often focuses only on the movement system.
The cost of an osteopathy consultation is:
Intake 45 min: € 90.00
Treatment 45 min: € 90.00
Opening hours vary by location:
Tuesday: 08:00 - 17:00, Singel 259 BG, 1012 WG, Amsterdam
Wednesday 09:00 - 18:00, Geulstraat 20, 1078 LA, Amsterdam
Thursday: 08:00 - 17:00, Singel 259 BG, 1012 WG, Amsterdam
Friday: 09:00 - 18:00, Geulstraat 20, 1078 LA, Amsterdam
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Osteopathy falls under complementary medicine in the Netherlands. Osteopathy is complementary to mainstream medicine. Any osteopath registered with the NOF(Dutch Osteopathy Federation) & NRO(Dutch Register for Osteopathy) as DO-MRO is recognized. Health insurance companies reimburse only licensed osteopaths. You will recognize a registered osteopath by the addition D.O.-MRO after his name. Jorrit Loomans D.O.-MRO is a licensed osteopath with the NOF. Jorrit Loomans is registered with the NOF under the number 2021.21.19.