In your initial consultation your osteopath will take time to get to know your medical history, personal circumstances and consider lifestyle factors which may influence your condition. They will perform a comprehensive hands on assessment of the affected areas as well as evaluation of your posture, reflexes, blood pressure and orthopaedic tests as required, before moving on to treatment. The osteopaths aim to get to the root cause of the issue, rather than just treating symptoms. Should the osteopath consider it necessary at any point, referral for MRI can be arranged.
The treatment plan will be bespoke and tailored to your individual requirements as no two injuries or bodies are exactly the same. Your osteopath may use a variety of techniques including joint mobilisation and manipulation, soft tissue massage, stretching and rehabilitation exercises.
KEEPING YOU HEALTHY
Many patients find having maintenance osteopathic treatments helps to maximise their health. Those with a chronic condition, or who have occupations or hobbies which predispose to injury, can benefit from this type of periodical treatment to help prevent reoccurring injuries. People who can benefit may suffer with chronic pain associated with conditions such as arthritis, or have sports related imbalance/injury.