Your First Consultation includes Treatment
The main aim of osteopathy is to realign you so that your body can work to its optimum level expending minimum energy. It is a holistic system of diagnosis and treatment which means your body is seen as an integrated whole.
Your first consultation will include a detailed medical case history about your current and any previous complaints. There will be a physical examination to identify imbalances within you body, and also a full treatment. The initial consultation will last for approximately 45 minutes and further treatment sessions for at least 30 minutes
Osteopathic treatment aims to effectively remove mechanical strain from your whole body helping gravity to aid rather than hinder your natural poise. Profound relaxation is often experienced as your central and involuntary nervous systems return to a harmonious balance.
Your treatment will combine a various techniques as appropriate for you.
This is a wonderfully gentle series of techniques for relaxing joints, muscles and fascial imbalances throughout the cranium and entire body. It is effective for all ages including new born babies under two weeks old.
Light, quick, painless thrusts to release stuck joints.
Gentle, rhythmical movements to release tight muscles and alleviate pain
Soothing deep tissue massage to improve blood flow, relax muscle spasm and aid recovery
Western dry needling to release muscle spasm, reduce inflammation and alleviate pain.
Stretches & Core Stability exercises
Quick, effective home programmes to help you build on the benefits of your Osteopathic Treatment.
A couple of important points
Many people do not realise that poor posture itself can overstimulate our nervous systems towards the flight/fight response. Over time the higher centres of the brain may become desensitized to a pervasive background level of stress. We can be unaware of this and can forget what it feels like to be ‘normally’ relaxed. Indeed we can become inexplicably exhausted.
As Osteopath’s we aim to treat both the immediate and long term problems in your body. In this way we can set you up for a healthier and more comfortable future. And it doesn’t have to take very long.