Osteopathy uses a holistic approach and detailed examination & diagnostic procedures as used in conventional medicine. The Osteopath will identify the underlying causes of the presenting symptoms and create a personalised treatment plan tailored to the needs of each individual patient and the problem they are seeking treatment for.
What to expect
On your first visit, the Osteopath will take down a full medical case history, taking time to ask you exactly what is wrong and how it is affecting your daily life, asking questions which will help in accurately diagnosing the cause of your complaint.
Once the case history is taken the Osteopath will conduct a full examination of the affected areas of the body, measuring ranges of movement and performing diagnostic tests. This may require you to dress down to your underwear or change into appropriate clothing, sports wear is ideal.
Once the Osteopath has arrived at a diagnosis which will be fully explained to you. Then you will be given a full treatment possibly with advice and exercises to follow at work or home.
In all follow up treatments you will be asked how you have been since your last treatment, re-examined to update your medical history and given any neseccary treatment.
The Osteopath will make use of a variety of non-invasive techniques such as:
- Massage & Deep Soft Tissue techniques
- Joint mobilisation & articulations
- Spinal manipulations
- Cranial treatment
- Stretches and exercise & rehabilitation programmes.
Osteopathy is a suitable form of treatment of patients of all ages, from newborn children to the elderly.