Frequently Asked Questions
What is Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment?
Osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) follows the theory that imbalances in the human structure contribute and are related to the development of disease. We are trained to work exclusively without the use of drugs or surgery using manual methods for diagnosis and treatment. The interrelationship between anatomy and physiology is the foundation of osteopathic treatment.
Osteopaths recognize that the human body is self-regulating and self-healing and will strive for health if given a chance.
What does an Osteopath do?
Our role is to encourage the body’s reparative mechanisms though manual treatment to help the body remove any obstacles interfering with the proper nutrition and drainage of the body’s tissues.
Who Can Osteopathy Help?
Osteopathy can assist anyone desiring greater function, reduced pain and improved performance. Most commonly people visit for relief from: Headaches and migraines, Back pain and sciatica, Tendonitis, Carpal tunnel syndrome, Arthritis, Frozen shoulder, Muscle and joint pain, Whiplash, Muscle spasms, Sport injuries, Motor vehicle accidents, Digestion Difficulties (Constipation or Diarrhea), Stress and anxiety, & Much more!
What Can I Expect From The First Session?
We discuss the reason you’ve come in, take a brief history and answer any questions you may have. We start with a standing physical assessment, you then lie down and I check all your moving parts, gently restoring proper motion to each part along the way. There’s no pain and nothing sudden. It’s relaxing. Please wear loose clothing that won’t restrict your range of motion.
How Many Sessions Will Be Needed?
It depends on how you present. Some patients walk out significantly relieved after a single visit. Three to four treatments, a week apart, is a common treatment timeframe.
How Long Are The Sessions?
The initial visit can be up to 45 min and follow-up visits can be up to 30 min.