What happens in a treatment?
We are now open again!
This will initially be with reduced hours; in keeping with government guidelines on the control and prevention of the spread of Covid-19.
Please call or text Elise on 07769 657411 to make enquiries about treatment, or to book an appointment.
PLEASE DO NOT JUST TURN UP AT THE CLINIC, as social distancing requirements mean we will be unable to let you in if there is another patient already in the building.
We will be treating in full PPE and will be following the government guidelines on social distancing as much as is practically possible (for a hands-on treatment like osteopathy or acupuncture). We will ask you to follow certain procedures too and explain those when you make the appointment. Unfortunately, we will have to abide by strict rules on there only being one person in the clinic having treatment at any one time.
Unfortunately, we will not be able to offer routine maintenance appointments at this time, due to social distancing restrictions still being in place for non-emergency/acute treatment.
An Osteopathic treatment can be divided into four parts:
Your treatment will always begin with a detailed case history. This is necessary to find out more about the cause of your problem and, more importantly, whether we can help you or whether your problem requires refferal to a G.P.
Your osteopath will then require you to undress down to your underwear so they can see how well your spine, skeleton and muscles appear to be working together. In this way, your osteopath can make a treatment plan tailored to your individual problem. (Some female patients may prefer to wear shorts during treatment.)
Osteopathy is a manual therapy and therefore we use our hands to release tension and restore function to the body. We use a variety of techniques, including soft tissue massage, stretching, gentle mobilisation of the joints and manipulation where neccessary.
We will advise you on your lifestyle, giving exercises and postural advice. This will help you to manage your problem, so reducing painful symptoms and helping you to improve your health and quality of life.