Floris Dekker

Osteopathy Leiden

Sports injuries

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For me, what is so fascinating about my work as an osteopath is the question, “what does your body need to recover?” To answer this question, it is important to listen to the body and try to be intuitive as to where and what the problem is. I incorporate logical thinking, which originates from my background and wide experience of (neuro) physiology, pathology, biomechanics and especially anatomy. My knowledge of philosophy, psychology and nutrition are also used in diagnosis and treatment. The process is a creative one for both the patient and for myself as an osteopath, which is not only educational but also very inspiring.

I investigate anatomical relationships to understand why people have complaints. It is often the case that nutrition and exercise play an important role. It is also beneficial to ask questions about lifestyle and how people take care of themselves. By asking questions I can gain a sense of what is happening in the body. People often start thinking about behaviour, health and coping. In some cases the client makes lifestyle choices but is not always conscious of the impact on the body.


For further information or for a consultation, please contact your osteopath at the Kernstraat 2 in Leiden.