What is Osteopathy
“Osteopathy is a holistic form of manual healthcare which recognises the important link between the structure of the body and the way it functions. Osteopaths focus on how the skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves, circulation, connective tissue and internal organs function as a holistic unit. Using skilled evaluation, diagnosis and a wide range of hands-on techniques, osteopaths may identify important types of dysfunction in your body. Osteopathic treatment uses techniques such as stretching and massage for general treatment of the soft tissues (muscles, tendons and ligaments) along with mobilisation of specific joints and soft tissues”.
Why would you go to an osteopath?
An osteopath treats a wide variety of bodily dysfunctions and postural problems including common joint and muscle aches and pains throughout the body. Osteopathy can also be helpful for people suffering from respiratory problems, circulatory issues and digestive problems.
Who would go to see an osteopath?
Osteopathic patients include all members of the community: manual workers, office professionals, pregnant women, children, sports people, pre and post operative and people interested in preventative treatment.
What are the benefits of having an osteopathic treatment?
Each treatment is a private tailor-made treatment especially for you. The treatment works on your whole being; on a structural, energetic and emotional level. You will gain personal awareness of your body, knowledge about your condition and, if required, you will be advised on how manage self treatment with a set of customised tools.
What to expect during the initial consultation?
On your first visit you will spend an hour and a half with Rachel. During the first half hour Rachel will ask a variety of questions to find out about your past medical history, the problem(s) you are experiencing, how they started and what aggravates and relieves the problem. She will also inquiry into previous injuries, past surgery, illnesses and accidents, along with other questions about your general health, body, mind and soul. For the next stage of the treatment it will be necessary to remove some clothing so the problematic area(s) can be examined. Please wear sensible underwear or close fitting garments.
Rachel will then observe and assess your body in a standing position and, you will be asked to do a variety of movements so she can diagnose the problem. This physical examination and postural analysis will help Rachel understand any imbalances, tightnesses and misalignments which will lead to the treatment part of the session. The treatment will vary from session to session with a variety of different techniques. If required Rachel will advise you on relevant stretches and exercises you can do by yourself to continue your treatment (usually in the second appointment). She may feel that it is necessary to refer you to a fantastic variety of other practitioners if needed.
Rachel will be with you for 45-60 minutes the follow up treatments.
Discounts can be discussed for package treatments and long term treatments
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Pre treatment advice
Please book your appointment on line and fill out the relevant information, including medical history, dates of injuries, operations and family history. Please bring any medical information that may be relevant and helpful regarding your previous medical history. e.g. X-rays, MRI scans/reports. For your comfort you are more than welcome to have someone accompany you.
What to wear?
Come to the appointment in sensible underwear. Please wear a bra rather that a strappy yoga top because they tend to get in the way and, a bra is easier to navigate around. Jeans are very restricting so please wear fitted stretchy leggings, shorts or underwear.
It is also recommended to have a warm shower or bath before the treatment as it can assist in warming up the body.
Post treatment advice
The treatment you have received has created a change and it may take time for the body to settle. I would advise having a relaxing day, keep well hydrated and, going for a gentle walk. Please keep strenuous or prolonged postures to a minimum.
It is common and ok to experience some mild soreness or discomfort the same day or day after your treatment. If you are concerned please message me.
If you experience anything unusual after the treatment please message me: email@example.com