Sometimes pilates on its own is not enough, most people visit an osteopath when they are in pain or feel they are not functioning at their best, it can help in many practical and life improving ways, such as improving movement in joints, reducing the need for medication and assisting speedier recovery.
Osteopathy is a natural approach to healthcare that takes into account the whole individual, it is a system of diagnosis and hands on treatment that is recognised as an effective way of relieving pain and restoring mobility in muscles, joints and ligaments, because it looks at the causes of a problem.
It’s a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions, based on the principle that the way your body moves influences how it functions. For your body to work well, its structure must also work well, so osteopaths work to restore your body’s ability to maintain itself in good, symptom-free function.
Your initial appointment usually last around 1 hour and starts with taking a case history detailing the reason you have booked your appointment and your presenting condition, with details about your general health and past medical history as well as details of any accidents and falls. This is followed by a detailed structural examination of the problem area and other relevant areas. We will then discuss your diagnosis, proposed treatment and plan of treatment.
On the first visit you may be asked to undress to your underwear so the Osteopath can view your spine. It is important that the Osteopath is able to gather as much relevant information as possible, medical gowns are available alternatively feel free to bring a vest top and some shorts. Please bring with you any results of tests or X rays you may have had done plus details of any medication you have been prescribed.
Osteopathy is a successful form of treatment for some more constitutional problems such as headaches and digestive complaints, the underlying cause of which often lies in the posture and mechanics of the body’s framework.Osteopaths treat the whole person, not just the condition.
Osteopaths are highly trained fully regulated healthcare professionals, recognised by the NHS as fully qualified to diagnose and treat independently. They undergo career-long continuing professional development to retain their registration each year. Osteopathy is extraordinarily safe, with a risk of serious complications from treatment so low as to be virtually unmeasurable.