Stephen Schwartz has practiced in London, New Zealand, Australia and now in Israel, where he has been living since the year 2000. He is also a lecturer of Animal Osteopathy at Wingate Institute.
The aim of his practice is to provide the highest standard of patient-centered Osteopathic care, while treating the cause of the problem and providing additional nutritional advice to assist with the healing process.
Stephen sees patients of all ages, from newborns to the elderly.
His specialties lie in sacro-cranial therapy (headaches, migraines, osteoporosis, etc.) as well as sports injuries and jaw dysfunctions.
Osteopathy is a “whole body” system of manual therapy, based on unique biomechanical principles, which uses a wide range of techniques to treat musculoskeletal problems and other functional disorders of the body.
Osteopathy was developed in the 1870’s by a Missouri, USA Doctor, Andrew Taylor Still, and has developed to a point where it is now widely recognized throughout the world as one of the most scientifically validated and effective “complementary” therapies.
Osteopathy is a manual therapy for muscles, tendons and joints including the cranial facial areas. Osteopathy is a system of medicine which utilizes safe and gentle manipulation and soft tissue therapy to improve the function of the muscoskeletal system, i.e. joints, muscles, ligaments, etc.
The Osteopath reviews the balance between the muscular system and skeletal systems, not only the joints. He treats the painful area as well as the surrounding area which is not functioning properly, and is causing pressure on the painful area.
Through this treatment the source of the problem is reached and pain is prevented from reoccurring.
- Neck & Back pain
- Tension headaches & Migraines
- Joint pain & stiffness
- Frozen shoulder
- Hip, knee, ankle & wrist pain
- Jaw pain (TMJ)
- Whiplash injuries
- Sports injuries
- Pre and post-natal back and joint pain
- Sciatica & trapped nerves
- Specialized treatments for babies, children and the elderly
- Structural & Cranial Osteopathy
Upon your initial consultation, a detailed case history will be conducted including full details of your present condition and your past related medical history.
A comprehensive medical Osteopathic examination will be performed at this time, which will look at your posture biomechanics and alignment. This will test the function and integrity of the musculoskeletal structures and may include additional medical examinations, i.e. blood pressure, reflexes, chest examination, etc., as is necessary to reach a diagnosis.
The diagnosis will not only include an explanation of the musculoskeletal dysfunction, but will also attempt to identify postural, environmental and lifestyle factors that may predispose the condition.
You will be given your prognosis and a treatment plan. The approximate number of treatments required will be suggested, including possible nutritional suggestions and changes, which may assist in restoring the body to its correct function.
Treatment will commence on the first visit.