Is Treatment Painful?
We work very hard to make treatment as painless as possible, but you may experience some discomfort during and after treatment. We will warn you if we think that the technique that we are about to use is likely to be uncomfortable and will stop if you tell us that you are feeling too much pain.
Following treatment some patients can have some mild soreness in the area of their body that was treated, this can usually be relieved with an over the counter pain killer and will go away within 48 hours.
Can I Bring A Friend/Partner?
Yes of course, we are happy for you to be accompanied during all or part of your treatment if it makes you feel more comfortable. Children should always be accompanied by a parent or guardian throughout treatment.
What Can Osteopathy Help With?
Patients consult an osteopath for a variety of reasons: to relieve pain, to return to their normal daily activities after injury, or because they are worried about their health. Osteopaths are primary healthcare professionals and can advise on a wide range of health concerns, including referral to other health professionals when appropriate.
Early intervention is key. Whether you are suffering from a long standing, chronic condition, a new problem or occasional discomfort, taking advice and getting preventative treatment can be a worthwhile investment in your long-term health.
In the same way that many people visit their dentist to reduce the likelihood of requiring a filling, occasional check-ups with an osteopath allows potential problems to be detected and treated before they become an issue.
What Happens At An Osteopath Consultation?
Your Osteopath will take a detailed and thorough case history of your presenting complaint. They will then perform a physical examination of the injured area(s).
This will consist of observation, palpation, active and passive movements and any special clinical tests deemed relevant.
A treatment plan will be developed this will be explained. The Osteopath will then treat you. At the end of your treatment there will be some rehabilitation or exercises will be prescribed and demonstrated.
Any questions that you have regarding your injury can be discussed throughout the consultation.