Patients will typically see an Osteopath when they are feeling restricted in their movement, they are experiencing pain/discomfort or wish to remain balanced and feel the benefit of regular adjustments (or a combination of all three).
An Osteopath can also help prevent problems by pinpointing potential sources of pain before they develop further. Osteopaths are used to seeing people with pain in a wide variety of areas, and in some cases treatment can be focused away from the problem area as it may be that the underlying cause is located at a different point on the body.
This helps to treat the underlying cause as well as the presenting symptoms.
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What is an Osteopathic treatment like?
What can you expect from an Osteopathic visit?
What to wear to your Osteotherapy appointment?
For your osteopathic appointment we find it's best you wear something flexible and comfortable. It is also an idea to wear something that will enable your Osteopath to assess the affected area (for example, shorts or a vest). It may be necessary for your Osteopath to ask you to remove some clothing in order to assess and treat the affected area.
We want all patients to feel at ease, so please let your practitioner know if you feel uncomfortable undressing at any point of your treatment. You may wish to bring someone to accompany you throughout your appointment.
Will my treatment hurt?
Osteopaths treat using a range of gentle hands on techniques. However, it may be possible that you experience some discomfort during or after your treatment. Your osteopath will inform you during your session if they feel a certain technique is likely to cause discomfort. If you feel uncomfortable at any point during your session or want your to stop your osteopathic treatment, please let your Osteopath know.
You may experience some mild soreness post treatment which can last up to 48hrs. If you feel you are experiencing some serious or unusual symptoms, please contact your Osteopath for advice.
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