Osteopathy

Klara Peeters is trained as a medical doctor at the KUL, received her diploma in Osteopathy (D.O.) at the Sutherland College and continued to educate herself in Biodynamic Osteopathy in the US.

The osteopathic treatments happen outside in nature in a covered space, in the presence of a horse. The patient lies on the treatment table like in a ‘classical’ osteopathic treatment.

How does that work?

Osteopathic medicine has the following two principles:

  1. The body is a unit: each body part is related to and influences each other body part.
  2. The body is a self-healing mechanism which self-corrects, protects and thus can heal.

The osteopath uses manual treatment to interact with those two principles. He will focus on the body part that has caused the dysfunction. He’ll address the self-regulating mechanism so that vitality is stimulated.
The biodynamic approach uses very gentle techniques and lays even closer to the healing laws of nature. The horse, being an animal close to nature, recognizes these natural, healing mechanisms and thus can stimulate them even more.

How did EABO (Equine Assisted Biodynamic Osteopathy) grow?
During coaching sessions with a horse as a facilitator working on emotional/relationship themes, I noticed that the horses are in contact with the physical processes too. In a session they regularly focus on a ‘blocked’ or painful body part and cause it to release by touching it or from a distance. This process can be read in the body language and the behaviour of the horse. Letting a horse assist a biodynamic osteopathic treatment seemed like a natural next step. As we treated together more often, the added value of the horses as masters in detecting blockages intuitively, healers in resolving them and clear helpers in grounding became apparent. Additionally, patients are often touched by this big, unknown creature that treats them with unconditional love’.
Klara Peeters