To treat the human being as a whole, osteopaths must use an approach that is adapted to the complexity and uniqueness of each patient.  With the Mechanical Link, we propose a coherent osteopathic method based on 3 steps:

  • The diagnosis of the patient's total lesion (all the somatic dysfunctions that are present) through a systematic and complete general examination of the spine, the thorax, the cranium, the viscera, the bones, the arteries, the nerves,..., using tension tests.  These  tissue tension tests are simple, light, fast, reliable and reproducible.  They may be applied without contraindications to all patients, regardless of their age and state of health .

  • The diagnosis of the patient's primary lesion, to uncover the most important dysfunction that crystallizes all the physical and psychological tensions of the total lesion, using inhibitory balance tests.  The balance tests hierarchise the different osteopathic lesions that have been found (secondary, dominant and primary) and provide the order in which the causal dysfunctions must be treated.

  • The treatment of the primary and dominant lesions using the specific technique of the recoil. This type of adjustment, much appreciated by practitioners for its precision, speed of execution and immediate effectiveness, acclaimed by patients for the comfort and safety it provides, is an excellent alternative to the structural or functional techniques commonly used in osteopathy.

The training, based on over 20 years of experience, is designed to enable the professional to immediatly apply the acquired concepts and tests in practice.  Each course provides new skills that can be integrated to any other osteopathic approach. The full program gives the practitioner the possibility of efficiently treating all his patients, from the simplest to the most complex cases, in complete accordance with the osteopathic concept.