Club La Santa offers osteopathic and manual treatment for every kind of athlete in the Osteo43 Centre.
Gunter Knockaert is the therapist. He has been trained in Belgium as a sports physiotherapist and later as an osteopath in Spain. With more than 20 years of experience in athlete’s treatment, he has been collaborating as an osteopath with a large number of IRONMAN champions, Olympic distance triathletes, duathletes, cyclists, endurance athletes, etc. He has also been collaborating with - among others - 2 times IRONMAN world champion Luc Van Lierde in Kona (Hawaii) 2007 and 2009.
What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy and manual treatment are by far the most used therapies by people participating in sport, due to fast recovery and high effectiveness.
Osteopathy is a form of drug-free non-invasive manual medicine that focuses on total body health by treating and strengthening the musculoskeletal framework, which includes the joints, muscles and spine. Its aim is to positively affect the body's nervous, circulatory and lymphatic systems.
This therapy is a unique holistic (whole body) approach to health care. Osteopaths do not simply concentrate on treating the problem area, but use manual techniques to balance all the systems of the body, to provide overall good health and wellbeing.
Dr. Andrew Taylor Still established the practice of Osteopathy in the late 1800s in the United States of America, with the aim of using manual 'hands on' techniques to improve circulation and correct altered biomechanics, without the use of drugs.
Individually designed treatment
Our treatment is individually designed and normally only requires 1-3 sessions to achieve full recovery.
Osteopathic treatment generally consists of gentle structural manipulation, followed by muscular, ligamentar, visceral or craneal correction.
Every treatment focuses on educating you about your injury. This will empower you with the knowledge you need to have for full recovery and to avoid recidivism.
A case history and full physical examination will be taken to ensure patients safety. If your condition is non treatable with structural manipulation or patient prefers so, soft tissue treatment and other hands-on techniques will be chosen.
Booking and payment
Please book in advance via our website www.osteo43.com , by reception or directly at the Osteo 43 clinic. Reservation is compulsory. 24h cancellation policy applies.