Osteopathic Treatment Techniques
When working as a manipulative therapist the goal of any of my treatments is to get you pain free and help return you and your body to it’s optimal condition allowing you to lead a full a life as you desire or want to manage.
Sometimes my choice of techniques used to get you pain free are best described as osteopathic techniques. These may include manipulation, articulation, but also using the underlying osteopathic principles and philosophies that give the framework that help get the best results for you
Osteopathic techniques are probably best known for the treatment of back pain and sciatica, but I also treat other problems whether it’s muscle and joint aches, pain, stiffness, spasm or you just want a check up or a maintenance treatment to try to stay in top shape we have an appointment for you.
If you’re still not sure I have a free assessment option as well.
Normally your primary goal when getting treatment using osteopathic techniques is to get the problem fixed. The first goal of my treatments is to get you pain free. For some people this is all they want.
Various methods may be used to enable the body to heal and facilitate better health. First and foremost, I listen to you, to make sure any treatment given is correct for you and your condition. Treatment techniques used understand that the patient is more than their injury, so while massage, soft tissue, and manipulative techniques may be the mainstay, other techniques may also be employed to increase confidence, strength and knowledge about your condition.
Next I can look at the surrounding structures find out what’s wrong with them and any possible link to your original pain or problem. I will treatment them and possibly give advice and exercises to you to help manage your problem.
Once that’s all taken care of I can then look at anything else and try to treat preventively to try and stop anything that may give you trouble at a later date.This all-round approach is probably the most important thing I do when treating you is…giving you the tools and understanding to stop you regressing to how you were when you initially came in