Manual osteopathy utilizes hands-on techniques, such as manipulation, mobilization, soft tissue therapy, stretching, and other physical manipulation methods to improve the body’s structure and function.
These techniques diagnose and treat musculoskeletal conditions such as chronic pain, digestive problems, respiratory disorders, headaches, back pain, neck pain, and psychological issues.
Manual osteopathy aims to correct structural and functional issues in the musculoskeletal system to reduce pain, increase mobility, and promote healing.
You will spend about 1.5 to 2 hours at the first appointment.
During this time, your case history will be detailed, including questions about your presenting problem, general health, past medical history, family history, and social history. This information-gathering is important for the therapist to understand your overall health and create a personalized treatment plan.
For the comfort and benefit of your assessment, wear comfortable clothing, such as T-shirts, tank tops, shorts, or yoga pants, as it will allow the therapist to assess your body and its structures visually.
Avoid wearing jeans, pants, or belts.
A Complete Body Assessment Do not expect the therapist to only focus on your presenting symptom. They will complete body assessments and address any structural and soft tissue abnormalities found during the evaluation. Most patients feel improvement after their first session. You may experience fatigue, pain, or body aches for the first 48 hours after treatment, but this is a normal part of the healing process.
Having a balanced diet and consuming enough fluid before and after the treatment is important.
Recovery and Follow-Up Sessions
The recovery process may take 4-6 follow-up sessions, although sometimes only 1-2 sessions are needed. Many factors influence the recovery process.
Yes, depends on circumstance
although Manual Osteopathy is a gentle technique, there are more gentle techniques to address pain if someone has osteoporosis or osteopenia. Please call our Manual Osteopathic Therapist to discuss the options.
Please consult a manual osteopathic therapist to rule out any contraindications. Dr. Raj Salaria is not registered with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC.
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