Mr. Guillaume DUBOIS-PONSICH studied osteopathy in France for six years. He’s been trained to craniosacral therapy, visceral mobilization, myofascial release and structural technics (High Velocity Low Amplitude), in order to treat multiple problems such as back pain, stress, migraine and etc…. For the last three years, he worked in a clinic in Paris alongside his professors and for an emergency service specialized in acute pain.
He joined Counseling and Development Clinic in 2011, and he’s enjoying working with Dr McCarthy, clinical psychologist. He speaks French, English, Spanish and German.
Osteopathy was officially founded in 1874 by Dr Andrew Taylor Still, orthopaedic surgeon living on the Missouri frontier. He reasoned that disease could have its origins in slight anatomical deviation from normal. He then proved he could restore health by treating the body with his hands, using manipulative techniques along with his surgical knowledge.
He developed a therapy based on two cardinal principles: structural integrity (holistic approach) and natural immunity (self-healing). Then he tought his knowledge, opening the American school of osteopathic surgeon. His students moved to Britain and have developed osteopathy in Europe, Australia…
Today, the osteopathic physicians continue to treat their patients in this same tradition and use their hands to diagnose and treat mechanical imbalances of the body structure.
Imbalances have different origins: trauma, birth, stress and are treated by a combination of techniques: direct and indirect manipulations, cranio-sacral, visceral.
Osteopathy is used by people of all ages who suffer from mechanical pain (sciatica, arthritis, sport injury) The osteopath's role is to reduce pain and restore the patient's function and mobility.Osteopathy is based on three main principles:
Osteopathy recognizes that much of the pain and dysfunctions we suffer from, are consequences of abnormalities in our body's structure and physiology.
Osteopaths diagnose and treat manually problems with muscles, ligaments, nerves and joints to help the body's natural healing ability.
This way of treating is different from traditional symptomatic therapy as it aims to find a cause in the patient’s complaining.
Osteopathic treatment involves gentle techniques - easing pain, reducing swelling and improving mobility. In some cases, osteopathy involves manipulation, which can result in an audible 'crack' which is the sound of gas bubbles popping within the fluid of the joints.
Osteopathy does not involve the use of drugs, targeting to restore health in a natural way. But practitioners work in cooperation with all the medical disciplines (general practitioners, orthopedic surgeons, nutritionists…)
Pain is your body's way of warning you that something is wrong. It is often caused by swelling of tissue, which creates pressure on nerves and leads to symptoms. Pain is a useful mechanism, a way to adapt to unusual situation; that stops you from damaging your body further. It should always, therefore, be taken seriously.
Pain can affect many areas of the body, but particularly the lower back, head, neck and peripheral joints (shoulder, knee…).
Causes are different for every patient: arthritis, former/recent injury, stress…
Osteopaths use tests to diagnose and techniques to reduce tissue inflammation. The treatment methods range from massage of muscles and connective tissues to manipulation and stretching of joints.
This reduces muscle spasm, increases mobility and creates a healthier state in which painful tissues can heal.
Much long-term, chronic pain is caused by degenerative changes to the body's framework. Nobody can reverse this process of ageing, osteopathic treatment may still ease pain and improve the global function. The skilled techniques of osteopathy can often allow you a prompt return to normal activity.
If you have had a pain for a long time, and other forms of treatment gave no results, osteopathic treatment can be efficient.
Osteopaths are skilled health care professionals, and osteopaths deal with pain every day.
In France, 12 million people visit an osteopath every year.
Osteopaths treat acute and chronic pain and osteopaths can help prevent pain from recurring, by giving you advices on your diet, activity…
On your first visit, the osteopath will discuss and record your medical history in detail (treatment, traumas, surgeries…)
During examination and treatment from an osteopath, you will normally be asked to remove some of your outer clothing. Please wear underwear, shorts or sports bra that you feel comfortable in. You can also ask your practitioner to provide one medical uniform.
The osteopath will then apply a highly developed sense of touch to identify points of weakness or excessive strain throughout the body. In some cases, x-ray or blood test might be required.
Your osteopath should make you feel at ease and tell you what is happening throughout your consultation. You should ask questions if you have any concerns.
Reflux, digestive disorder
Sleeping disorder difficulties
Chronic ear/nose infections (otitis, rhinitis, bronchitis...)
Torticollis, plagiocephaly (cranial asymmetry) Suckling difficulties
Scoliosis, kyphosis ou scoliotic attitude Headache, back pain,muscle injury Asthma, allergy Autism
Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ ADHD), Mood disorder Enuresia (bed wetting)
We use gentle, painless hands-on treatment of the cranium along with other approaches of osteopathic manual manipulation (OMM) to enable the body to heal itself.
Back pain, neck pain Peripheral joints pain (frozen shoulder, arthritis) Nerv injuries or entrapment (carpal tunnel)
Balance and gait disorder Headaches, migraines Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ) such as jaw clicking and tightness
Stress, fatigue, depression, sleep disturbance Trauma (whiplash), surgery (scar tissue related conditions)
Pregnancy follow-up (sciatica, thoracic oppression, dizziness) And more
Joint/muscular pain (pubalgia, low back pain) Recurrent injuries (sprain, tendinitis) Injury prevention
Initial Assessment (Adults) Approx. 45 Minutes 400 AED
Program For Children ( Babies, Children under 12) 30 Minutes 300 AED
Most of the insurances cover Osteopathy. Patients are invited to check with their policy in Alternative Medecine category (alongside Chiropractic, Physiotherapy...)
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