FAQ - Osteopathy

Welcome to our FAQ page on osteopathy! 

Here you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this holistic form of therapy. Whether you want to learn more about the basic principles of osteopathy, want to know how a treatment works or are looking for details on costs and reimbursement by health insurance companies - we have compiled the information for you. Please note that the information provided here is of a general nature.

Osteopathy is a holistic approach to healthcare that focuses on the musculoskeletal system and its relationship to overall wellbeing.

Osteopathy is generally considered safe when performed by a qualified and licensed therapist. However, it is important to disclose any underlying health problems or concerns to your osteopath.

Osteopathic treatment involves manual techniques such as stretching, manipulation and massage to improve the body's function and promote self-healing.

Osteopathy can help with a wide range of conditions including back pain, neck pain, joint pain, sports injuries, headaches and digestive problems.
During an osteopathic treatment session, the therapist will take your medical history, perform a physical examination and use manual techniques to treat areas of dysfunction or pain.
The number of treatment sessions needed varies depending on the person and the type of condition being treated. Your osteopath will discuss with you an individual treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.
In Germany, osteopathy is covered by some private health insurances. It is recommended to check with your insurance company to find out the exact extent of coverage.
Osteopathy can often be combined with other forms of treatment such as conventional medicine or physiotherapy to provide a comprehensive approach to healthcare.
Osteopathy can help people of all ages, from babies to the elderly. Osteopaths are trained to adapt their techniques to the needs of each individual.

Osteopathy can be helpful for pregnancy complaints such as back pain, pelvic pain and postural changes. However, it is important to consult your doctor before starting osteopathic treatment during pregnancy.

Osteopathy and women's health is one of our specialities. For more information on osteopathy and women's health, please see here.

Yes, osteopathy can also be very useful for children. It is a gentle and non-invasive form of therapy that can help with a wide range of complaints. Here are some reasons why osteopathy can be useful for children:

  • Compensate for birth consequences: Birth can be stressful and distressing for a baby. Osteopathy can help to relieve any tension or blockages.
  • Sleep problems: Osteopathic treatments can help improve sleep problems by helping to relax the nervous system.
  • Digestive problems: Osteopathy can help relieve digestive problems such as colic, constipation or reflux.
  • Headache: For older children, osteopathy can help relieve headaches and migraines.
  • Behavioural problems and learning difficulties: Some studies suggest that osteopathic treatments can have a positive impact on behavioural problems and learning difficulties.

As with any form of therapy, it is important that the treatment is carried out by a qualified professional.

Paediatric osteopathy is one of our specialities. You can find more information here.

Yes, osteopathy can help with sports injuries by treating the affected areas and promoting healing.

Sports osteopathy is one of our specialities. You can find further information on the topic of sports osteopathy here.

Yes, osteopathy can help with back pain by treating musculoskeletal dysfunctions that can lead to back pain.
Yes, osteopathy can help with breathing problems by treating the chest and breathing muscles and improving breathing.

Yes, osteopathy can help with menstrual cramps by treating musculoskeletal dysfunctions that can lead to pain and cramps.

Osteopathy and women's health is one of our specialities. For more information on osteopathy and women's health, please see here.

Yes, osteopathy can help with digestive problems by treating the intestinal area and improving circulation.
Yes, osteopathy can help with sleep disorders by relaxing the body and improving circulation.
Yes, osteopathy can help with migraine by treating musculoskeletal dysfunctions that can lead to headaches.
The frequency of osteopathic treatment depends on the type of condition and individual need. Your osteopath will give you a recommendation.

Many insurance companies subsidise the therapy. Please ask your health insurance company whether the costs of osteopathic treatment are covered, at least proportionally.

The fee is based on the fee schedule for alternative practitioners (GebüH). If you are unsure, please clarify in advance whether your private health insurance will cover the costs.

One treatment session costs:

  • for self-payers: 98,- Euro
  • the initial appointment with Mr Liem: 139,- Euro.
  • Acupuncture: 29,- Euro


If you have statutory insurance and supplementary insurance, we need the details (name) of the supplementary insurance. The invoice you receive as a "purely" legally insured person is not sufficient for the supplementary insurance! If an invoice is issued "incorrectly" due to missing information, we unfortunately cannot make any retroactive changes.

An osteopathic treatment usually lasts between 30 and 45 minutes, depending on individual needs. Learn more about the topic here.

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