Although hands-on modalities such as Osteopathy obviously have a healing effect on the body and its systems, it also play a huge role in balancing the body's nervous system and neurological functions. It can correct a wide variety of muscular and skeletal complaints and offer excellent nerve-balancing support. The Osteopathy modality is part of an integrated approach, along with other modalities such as detoxification, pregnancy and post-natal care, insomnia treatments, and stress management.
Osteopathy Initial Consultation
Osteopathy is a natural, drug-free, and gentle manual medicine, guided by the principle that changes to the correct structure of the body can greatly affect its normal movement, leading to decreased function and pain. Osteopathy aims at treating the primary cause of the presenting complaint or symptom, and therefore looks at the body as a whole instead of merely the problem body parts. All techniques are used to help, treat and strengthen the musculoskeletal framework, which includes the joints, muscles, and spine. Its aim is to positively affect the body's nervous, circulatory, and lymphatic systems.
For your first visit, the osteopath will conduct a thorough assessment including your general health, posture, history, and details of any injuries. After the assessment, you will also be given a half-hour of treatment to begin to address your presenting and underlying issues.
Osteopathy Follow-up Consultation
Forty minutes or one hour of treatment. Ideally one hour is given initially to relieve the issues quickly, with half-hour sessions as progress is established.
Osteopathy Child Consultation
As Osteopathy is safe and gentle and involves painless soft tissue and cranial bone manipulations, it is a popular and effective treatment for children.
For young children, they can be seated and play with toys with their carer in the room, whilst the Osteopath gently examines, assesses, and gives gentle treatment.
As well as helping physical conditions and postural alignment, Osteopathy can enhance neurological function and improve a child's developmental trajectory and coordination.
Newborn babies can develop certain restrictions and tensions through the course of the pregnancy or during delivery: for example, at the level of the cranial bones or face, in the thorax, or in the abdomen or the pelvis. After the baby is born, the osteopath can evaluate and treat these conditions if necessary, providing treatment ranging from preventive measures to a cure.
Osteopathy Child Follow-up Consultation
Follow up consultations are shorter, but your child will still have a chance to settle, feel relaxed, and play with toys at the beginning of the treatment. Allow at least 30 minutes of hands-on treatment time. A discussion with the carer is also included in the session. Children normally enjoy the sessions and relax willingly.