Osteopathic care has an impressive safety record, allied to great results, making it one of the most reliable and increasingly sought after therapies.
To best evaluate and treat the patient, osteopath will require some variable level of exposure from the patient, and may ask the patient to perform certain movements or exercises.
The treatment involves manual techniques, performed in a gentle and responsible manner, resulting in local easing of pain, reduction of swelling, improvement of mobility and ultimately a boost in patient's overall health and wellbeing. Some manipulation techniques may result in an audible 'crack' sound, which is simply the sound of gas bubbles popping in the joint fluids.
Osteopathy does not involve the use of drugs or surgery, and is most certainly not painful.
Osteopaths consider each person as an individual. On your first visit, the osteopath will spend time taking a detailed medical history including important information about your lifestyle and diet. This will allow a full diagnosis and treatment plan tailored to your needs.
Osteopaths use their hands to identify abnormalities within the human structure and function. He may also ask for some x-rays or blood tests if he/she thinks it necessary.
Your osteopath should make you feel at ease and communicate what s/he is doing. Do ask questions at anytime during your consultation if you are unsure
A good osteopath is always happy to answer your questions don't be shy!!!