Osteopathy is a natural method of assessing, diagnosing, treating and further preventing any health problems through the manipulation of the musculoskeletal system. This is based on the principle that the way your body moves will influence the way it functions. Osteopaths use a combination of movement, stretching, targeted deep tissue massage and manipulation of a person’s muscles and joints to improve function, relieve pain and aid recovery.
At WIN health clinic we will take the time to understand each individual patient, and their unique combination of symptoms, medical history and lifestyle. This will help the practitioner in making an accurate diagnosis of the cause of the pain or dysfunction. This will then enable us to formulate a treatment plan to get you back to your optimal health.
Osteopathy aims to positively affect the body’s nervous system, circulatory and lymphatic systems and can result in:
- Immediate pain relief
- Improvement of blood supply throughout the body and to the tissues
- Long term postural and structural improvement
- Increased movement in joints
- Overall better health
Osteopathic treatments are extremely effective and are commonly used to treat conditions such as:
- Neck pain
- Headaches and Migraines
- Lower and upper back pain
- Whiplash injuries
- Shoulder pain
- Tennis elbow and Golfers elbow
- Hip pain
- Knee pain
- Foot and Ankle pain
- Sports injuries
- Pregnancy strain on the back, pelvis, hips and feet.
- Posture problems caused by everyday duties such as typing and driving
- Digestive disorders
- Period pain
- Asthma and chest complaints
- Stress related disorders
- Disc injuries
What to expect?
Consultation (approx 40 mins)
- The main objective of your first visit is for us to diagnose your condition and establish if Osteopathy can help you. You will be asked to talk through your symptoms and areas of pain and discomfort, this will enable us to form a thorough case history of your problem.
- Following this with your consent the osteopath will conduct a full examination which will include a postural assessment, neurological examination, orthopaedic tests and osteopathic examination, allowing the practitioner to understand the possible cause of your problem. This will involve the osteopath touching the area your body is experiencing pain. You may be required to expose the area of discomfort and it is advised that you bring loose clothing such as shorts and a T shirt, we encourage chaperone attendance.
Report of Findings (Approx 30 minutes)
- During your second visit the findings from your examination will be presented to you. Your Osteopath will explain the cause of the condition after a thorough assessment of your results and will take you through the findings. You will be advised if the problem can be treated through Osteopathy. You will receive a written report for you to keep for your personal records. If suitable, a treatment plan will be presented to you with information on the procedure, recovery time, recommended home exercises along with your first treatment where applicable.
- If we find that Osteopathic care cannot help you then a referral to another medical practitioner will be made.
Is treatment painful?
Osteopaths work very hard to make treatment as painless as possible, but you may experience some discomfort during and after treatment. This post treatment discomfort could last between 24-48 hours after your treatment.