What can I expect during my initial osteopathy session?
During your first visit, one of our certified osteopaths will have you fill out a Patient Case History form which helps us understand your medical history and any conditions that we may need to be aware of so we can help tailor a program that will be most effective for you.
We always advise our clients to come in wearing loose or comfortable clothing as we will initially need to determine various things such as your posture, tension zones and so on. Of course, a patient gown is always to hand if you need one.
How long does a treatment session take?
Generally speaking, this will depend on the treatment being carried out, your physical condition and/or problems. You should allow anywhere between 45 minutes to up to an hour for a session.
Is osteopathy painful?
The treatments themselves aren’t. However, sometimes, depending on the areas of the body we are treating and your inherent pain levels there, you may experience discomfort during the treatment.
How does osteopathy work?
Osteopathy is primarily concerned with the treatment of joints and restoring the normal functions of joints and help the body heal itself.
Using hands, it uses a variety of gentle and sometimes forceful, if necessary, techniques to carry out
- Massage to release tension and relax muscles
- Stretching to prevent overwork and injury
- Articulation which moves your joints through it’s natural range of motion to prevent soreness
You may also be interested to learn more about osteopathy at NHS.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us by calling 020 7127 8771.