Question: How D.O. I know if I should see an osteopath?

How do I know if I need to see an osteopath?

When its usedlower back pain.uncomplicated neck pain (as opposed to neck pain after an injury such as whiplash)shoulder pain and elbow pain (for example, tennis elbow)arthritis.problems with the pelvis, hips and legs.sports injuries.muscle and joint pain associated with driving, work or pregnancy.

Should you see an osteopath regularly?

Seeing your osteopath every 3 to 4 weeks is probably too far apart to make real progress in your body mechanics, but can help maintain good overall health and mobility. Having an appointment every 3 to 4 weeks may be often enough for patients that simply want to keep their symptoms at bay.

What happens at your first osteopath appointment?

A first appointment generally lasts about 45 minutes to an hour to allow the osteopath adequate time to: Listen and ask questions about your problem, your general health, other medical care you are receiving or medication you are taking, and record this in your case notes.

Do you have to take your clothes off for osteopath?

Youll never have to take your clothes off if you dont feel comfortable. Often, your Osteopath will ask you to remove some of your clothing so that they can work directly on the skin; however, if youd prefer not to, just let your Osteopath know at any point during your appointment.

Can Osteopaths diagnose?

Osteopaths are trained to identify when a patient needs to be referred to a GP or needs further tests, such as MRI scans or blood tests, to help diagnose the problem.

What do I wear to see an osteopath?

During the examination and treatment the patient will be asked to remove certain clothing, usually down to the underwear to allow the Osteopath to work on the local and distant sites relating to their symptoms, if you are at all uncomfortable with this then a modesty gown can be provided, or patients can wear shorts & ...

What happens at your first Osteopath appointment?

A first appointment generally lasts about 45 minutes to an hour to allow the osteopath adequate time to: Listen and ask questions about your problem, your general health, other medical care you are receiving or medication you are taking, and record this in your case notes.

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