WHAT TO EXPECT
FROM YOUR TREATMENT
Your consultation begins with a case history. Through detailed questions we find out what your current issue is and any background history that may be relevant. Though some of the questioning may not seen relevant to you, this step is important for us to establish the likely cause of the issue and rule out any other possible medical cause.
In a typical examination you may be asked to remove some outer layers of clothing so we can see your spine / limbs more clearly. You may like to bring a singlet or shorts to change into if you would be more comfortable.
You will be asked to perform some simple movements so we can see if there is any restriction or pain. We may also test your muscle strength and reflexes.
Depending on the findings of the case history and examination we will discuss the probable cause and suggest the type of appropriate treatment. The two types of treatment - structural and cranial - are explained below.
Please allow 45 minutes for your treatment.
Osteopathy was developed by Dr Andrew Taylor still in 1874. Osteopaths view the body as having the ability to heal itself if the structure is correctly aligned.
Osteopaths may use mechanical techniques to help realign the skeletal and muscular system.
Soft tissue massage, visceral or manipulative techniques can all be applied to help restore alignment and function to the spine and joints of the limbs allowing us to treat the whole body from head to toe.
Many people are nervous of manipulation at first. We will always ask for your consent before proceeding with a manipulation and will use other techniques if manipulation is not for you.
Cranial osteopathy is a specialization of classical osteopathy where the same principles are applied but a gentle, less mechanical approach is used.
This technique takes advantage of the body's own intelligence and ability to heal by calming down the nervous system and directing any strain pattern or injury to ease.
This treatment is ideal for those who have suffered trauma, have chronic complex conditions or stress related issues.
Being a gentle non-invasive treatment it is ideal for use with children, elderly and those who are less keen on a structural approach.
We are constantly using our bodies and minds and as our lives get busier we seem to have less time to stop and unwind. Cranial Osteopathy is an ideal way to assist in achieving this.