What to Expect
A thorough case history will be taken about current complaints with relevant information about your past medical procedures, medications you may be taking, your lifestyle / well-being including your occupation and also taking a look at your general health & diet.
A full spinal / postural examination will be taken including a foot and ankle biomechanics assessment for a holistic view where orthotic prescription may be advised, and also may ask to make some simple movements and stretches to observe mobility. If necessary, neurological, orthopedic and other medical tests will be performed.
Health of the joints, tissues and muscles will be examined using a highly developed sense of touch called palpation. Using high-level medical and scientific training, an osteopath can diagnose the problem and treat accordingly to create the perfect conditions to facilitate the healing process.
The Osteopath will give you a clear explanation of what was found and diagnosed.
We will go through the recommended treatment programs specifically designed from your diagnosis and any advice we may be able to give you about your general wellbeing and health.
Ongoing Treatment and Advice
Osteopathic treatment can use a wide variety of techniques, which may include working on muscles, ligaments and joints to help improve your function and decrease your pain.
You will receive treatment that is appropriate for you as an individual and will help you improve as quickly as possible.
We understand that some people may be nervous about treatment, and the osteopaths ensure a relaxed and supportive environment so that patients can voice any concerns they may have. When ready it may be appropriate to deal with the problem using exercises as part of or all of the treatment (similar to physiotherapy). These may take the form of stretches, body weight or weight lifting exercises with a strong emphasis on core strength, correct posture, flexibility and coordination strongly influenced by pilates based movements. These can be tailored to your requirements depending on your physical abilities and goals, and which you can perform at home or in the gym.
We will equip you with the most fundamental stretches and strengthening work you need for maximum health and to maintain the work we have done! This includes:
DEEP STRETCHING - for an array of symptoms your may suffer such as back or shoulder pain etc. We base our stretched on yoga style stretching.
CORE STRENGTHENING - increasing core stability with pilates based techniques, and a whole load more to make sure we push you to become absolutely fit!
REHABILITATION - making sure you get better as quick as possible from pain and to prevent it from coming back.