Osteopathy for rehabilitation
Osteopathy works with the structure and function of the body also called musculoskeletal. It is based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on the connection between skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues and their functioning smoothly together.
What does Osteopathy treatment include?
The manual treatment of the Osteopath can include, spinal adjustments, spinal/joint manipulation ( “cracking” or just gentle articulation), muscle tension release with soft tissue massage, visceral tension release, cranial/sacral therapy, nerve supply and ligament/tendon treatment.
Our osteopath specialises in:
general, low back pain, neck pain and post injury
pre and post-operation treatment
treatment of pre and post-natal conditions
The osteopath will ask you about your medical history, general health, concerns, and goals relevant to your presenting symptoms. This usually does not take long, but it depends on the complexity of your case.
What to wear
We suggest wearing comfortable clothing such as shorts or leggings and a vest top.
The examination will involve assessing areas of complaint, surroundings structures, checking your posture, compensations and mobility. The osteopath may also carry out some clinical tests, as this will help understand what structures may be driving your symptoms and inform the osteopath how to tailor your treatment.
Once we have formed a working diagnosis, we will discuss a treatment plan with you and highlight how long it may take to resolve your problem.
This may also be an excellent opportunity to discuss at what point you may be able to progress your activities, i.e. return to specific exercises (providing your activities are limited) and highlight if you may require other types of therapy (Physiotherapy, Soft Tissue Therapy, Pilates, Shockwave Therapy or other), or need to be referred on to a specialist doctor.
Joint articulation, soft tissue techniques or joint manipulation may be included in your treatment (the treatment choice will be agreed upon based on your preference and indication).
You may also be given advice that will complement your osteopathic treatment, such as: how to alleviate your pain, reduce inflammation or improve your work ergonomics.