What can I expect when I go in for a treatment?
If this is your first treatment we'll have a brief discussion about your health history and then I will explain a bit about what Osteopathy is. Once you're comfortable we'll begin. Each treatment is specific to the patient/case but generally it will be long, slow stretches and deep breathing. The treatment is very gentle and there is often no pain throughout.
What do I wear to a treatment?
Please wear comfortable clothing (athletic attire, sweatpants). Anything that you are mobile in.
Is Osteopathy beneficial for kids?
Osteopathy is very beneficial for children - they respond very fast to treatment. The younger you are the more adaptable your hard and soft tissues are so the treatment sessions will be shorter and the results will last longer.
Osteopathy is especially great for newborns. The birthing experience is very traumatic and a delivery that is too long or too short can have lasting effects. If your child is colic there is a reason and osteopathic care can treat that. It is always a good idea to bring your newborn in for a session and get everything checked out.
All my paediatric treatments are half price.
Can I get treatment if I am pregnant?
It is also very beneficial if you are having trouble getting pregnant and for newborns/infants.
I hurt my ______. How soon do I have to wait to come in for treatment?
The sooner the better! Osteopathy is very good at calming down the area that is in pain or spasming. The sooner you come in the sooner we can get you back to feeling better.
How many treatments do I need to come in for?
This is patient by patient and case by case. My general rule of thumb is the first few treatments will be every week, then we'll start to space it out every two weeks and the end goal is to come in every month for check-ups. Maintaining the check ups is vital to your overall health and well being.
I just had surgery - how soon can I come in for a treatment?
Once you are cleared by your doctor for manual therapy then come on in. Osteopathy can help speed up the healing process by addressing the blood flow. If healthy blood and fluids are getting to the area of concern then healing will occur faster. If blood and fluids are leaving the area properly, then healing will occur faster. Swelling is an accumulation of fluid/blood and Osteopathy can be of great help to remove the obstructions.
How soon will a treatment fix my issue?
Of course this is case by case but a good rule to abide by is that if you have had the issue for a long time, one treatment isn't going to cure all. Maintaining a strict regimen of treatment is the most beneficial way for you to see results. The patient and the practitioner will have to decide that this looks like. Can't shortcut lasting results.