Bianca Röpke

Naturopath

Lecturer

Osteopathy

Functional Medicine

Dear patients,

In my practice, treatments take place exclusively by appointment. This avoids waiting times and I have enough time for your concerns.

If you have any complaints such as cough, fever, cold, sore throat/headache or shortness of breath, please cancel your appointment.

The current provisions of the Infection Protection Act apply in my practice. Please wear an FFP2 mask in the practice.

What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a holistic alternative medical approach that looks at the whole person, not just symptoms. The method is based on the clinical experience, that many complaints and diseases are caused or influenced by a change in the function of body tissues, such as muscles, fascia, joints, organs, arteries etc.

The aim in Osteopathy is to detect these changes in function, using the sense of touch: with their fingers and hands, Osteopaths identify changes in blood flow, the mobility of joints, an increased tension of muscles, fascia, organs, and more.

An osteopathic appointment starts with a detailed conversation with the patient, in which the entire medical history is revisited. This is followed by an extensive examination.

Treatment also occurs with the hands, by changing the mobility of joints, organs, muscle tension, fascial movement etc. Some techniques are quite soft and supple, others involve local pressure or movement or even small so-called impulses.

Osteopathy for children

Children and babies present a special challenge for parents and therapists. Parents wonder what triggers the problems and often they are left alone with this. The answer to their questions often is: wait and see, things will work out. Although this may be correct in some cases, it can be worthwhile to check whether remedial action is possible.

For the therapist, the challenge is to diagnose and treat effectively despite the little one’s whims. This sometimes means that the floor or mother’s arm is preferred to the treatment bench, or parents read to their kids while diagnosis and treatment are undertaken.

How does an osteopathic treatment proceed?

In a detailed consultation, I will ask you about your symptoms. I am interested in when the complaints first appeared, how they have developed over time and whether there are any other accompanying symptoms.

Relevant for me are also accidents, operations, pre-existing conditions and what medications you take. Your professional and private situation also give me information about which stresses or patterns you and your body are exposed to.

After the anamnesis interview follows the examination. I examine both the posture and the mobility of your body. Also relevant for me are the tension of the muscles, the flexibility of the organs and the harmonious interaction of the individual body sections.

From all this information and knowledge, I derive the osteopathic diagnosis and treatment approach. Besides the osteopathic treatment, which is done with the hands, I can give you exercises and suggestions for your private and also professional everyday life. So that you can specifically address the possibly existing patterns that have led to your complaints.

Functional Medicine

In Functional Medicine, as in Osteopathy, the focus is on finding the causes of symptoms, disorders and diseases. Research over the last two decades has shown that inflammation can play an important role in the development and maintenance of disease. Inflammation is well measurable and in principle well known, at least as far as the local and general factors and reactions of the body to damaging stimuli are concerned.

However, the fact that so-called low-grade inflammations, i.e. inflammation values in areas that are described as insignificant in classical medicine, could probably be causative, triggering or maintaining complaints and diseases, is an important basis of Functional Medicine.

In the search for the triggers of low-grade inflammation, factors that are well known in alternative medicine to be determinants contributing to health come into play: exercise, sport, nutrition, stress factors, sleep and relationship factors. These all have been shown in recent years to be able to change the body’s immune response, causing widespread low grade inflammation.

In order to search for the originating and maintaining factors of patient complaints, the medical history is discussed in detail. Often enough, this already brings out indicators for changes in these areas, for example strong momentary or long-standing stress factors, repeated antibiotic therapy, a diet that is heavily based on pre-packaged or pre-cooked foods, no effective physical exercise, etc.

Further exams can also be used to indicate inadequate body functions: cortisol levels for stress, stool tests for digestive imbalances, blood and urine tests for hormones, detoxification and nutrient status.

Combined, these search methods usually provide a good picture of the patient’s health and illness.

Therapeutically, inhibition of inflammatory factors takes place.

This includes specific dietary changes, stimulation of better detoxification, support through the addition of vitamins, minerals and nutriceuticals, as well as advice on stress management and avoidance of overexposure to environmental toxins.

About me

  • Own practice in Berlin since 2020

  • Supervisor in the teaching clinic of the Osteopathie Schule Deutschland Berlin since 2019

  • Naturopath (Heilpraktiker) since 2017

  • Lecturer at Dresden International University in cooperation with OSD Berlin since 2014

  • Osteopath since 2013 – 5 years training Osteopathie Schule Deutschland Berlin

  • Osteopath and Physiotherapist at DaVinci PhysioMed 2009 until 2020

  • B.Sc. Physiotherapy since 2007 – Alice Salomon University Berlin

  • Physiotherapist since 2004 – State examination at Charité Berlin

Cost of treatment

The diagnosis and treatment is done with the hands. I make a detailed anamnesis and findings of your body.

The duration of a treatment depends on the symptoms and is about 45 minutes long. One session costs about 90 €. I charge according to the fee schedule for alternative practitioners (GebüH).

For understandable reasons, only payment by card is possible.

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Reimbursement

More and more statutory health insurers reimburse the costs of osteopathy. For this, your doctor will issue you a private prescription, which you submit to your health insurance company. The prescription with the diagnosis can be issued by any general practitioner.

In individual cases, please ask your statutory health insurance company about a possible assumption of costs. In any case, the appointment fees are paid by you personally first, whether they are reimbursed or not.

Memberships in Verband der Osteopathie Schule Deutschland / VOSD and in Bundesverband Osteopathie e.V. / BVO.

Private health insurance companies usually reimburse the costs depending on the plan you choose.

Opening hours
Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri: 8.30 am – 15.30 pm
Address
Große Hamburger Straße 19A
10115 Berlin
Email

info@praxisroepke.de

Phone

+49 179 460 4375