1. Can osteopathy help me?
Osteopathy is a "holistic" therapy that take all the body parts in consideration to get rid of the symptoms firstly. The second step is to find the cause of those symptoms in order to educate and help the patients to minimize any risks of injury in the future.
2. What osteopaths do?
Our Osteopaths treat all types of pains and injuries and although about half the treatments are for back pain many other areas are treated, including headaches, neck pain, shoulder pain, wrist and ankle pain, knee pain, hip pain, sports injuries, work related pain and more. Osteopaths treat patients with a variety of manipulation techniques, mobilization, and massage.
3. Do I need a referral to see an osteopath?
GPs refer patients to osteopaths where they believe this intervention would be beneficial.Referral guidelines are provided by the General Medical Council and British Medical Association. Most patients ‘self refer’ to an osteopath for treatment. If necessary, with your permission, your osteopath will liaise directly with your doctor to ensure that your treatment works in harmony with any other medical needs that you may have.
4. What should I expect on my first appointment?
Our aim is to get you back to full health and function as quickly as possible. Your rate of recovery will depend on several factors including your age, general health, sensitivity to treatment, activities in your life, as well as the type of problem you have.
During the first appointment, the practionner gathers all the information they need from you in order to rule out any major condition that could make you unsafe to treat. Then they proceed to the treatment, making the first session longer than the follow-ups.
5. What should I wear for the appointment?
Appropriate clothes such as shorts leggings and anything that would allow the practitionner to access the symptomatic musculoskeletal structures.
6. How many sessions are necessary?
As an Osteopath, our aim is to get you back to full health and function as quickly as possible. Your rate of recovery will depend on several factors including your age, general health, sensitivity to treatment, activities in your life, as well as the type of problem you have. On average, 3 to 4 treatments are usually sufficient to correct most problems that are amenable to osteopathic treatment. The number of treatments required will be discussed with you after the diagnosis has been explained at your initial assessment.
7. Can Osteopathy help preventing the pain to come back ?
After making sure our patients are symptoms-free, we emphasize on education and prevention. To do so, we give daily-life tips, advise on exercises, stretches and self easy treatments that can be done at home. We do our best to give the patient all the cards they need to avoid any kind of injuries on a long term basis.
Frequently Asked Questions about Osteopathy:
We hope this section can help answering all your questions about osteopathy. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact our team by email or phone.