How It Works

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Complimentary Consultation

Booking a phone or in-person consultation gives you the opportunity to see if myself and osteopathy are what you are looking for. Sometimes we don't know what questions to ask and that's okay. Let me help you find the answers to questions you might not have thought of in the first place! No obligation to book.  

 

Your First Treatment

 

You'll be required to fill out a health history prior to this appointment. Parents will be required to fill out a separate form for their child(ren) who are being treated. We will go through the form and discuss past and present conditions, pains and concerns. Be sure to bring a copy of relevant medical records and/or imaging reports with you to this visit. A hands on assessment will be done to evaluate areas that are creating trouble. Once I have a structural diagnosis from assessing active and passive movements, I will start connecting the dots and create a picture of the imbalances and how they may be affecting one another. We will discuss the findings and create a treatment plan. 

Subsequent Treatments

 

All follow up treatments will consist of a discussion about progress and reason for the visit. An assessment will be done each visit for me to gauge how the body is integrating prior treatments. Depending on the body's needs, treatments may be scheduled one every week at the start to allow for correction and reinforcement to take place. However, the goal is to spread them out to give the body time to heal and allow the treatment to do its work. 

What do I Wear?

 

Please come wearing your most comfortable clothes! Not only will this allow for easy movement, but you will be relaxed too. Jogging/yoga pants and t-shirt with socked feet is common attire for your treatment. You will not be removing any clothing. All treatments are performed fully clothed. 

How many treatments will I need?

 

There's not a set number of treatments as every patient requires a unique combination of treatment, movement and rest. After your initial visit, 2-3 treatments are booked 1-2 weeks apart. Modifications are made as progression and set-backs occur. Some conditions/symptoms respond quicker to treatment, while others need more time to adjust to the changes. There are things that influence your treatment plan and most have to do with your daily habits. For example, your diet, current medications, how active you are (too much/little), your profession and personal activities, activities of daily living along with stress and sleep habits. Other factors that play a role in results are; how long it's been there, your constitution (how well your body is able to compensate for dysfunctions and adapt to the changes brought on by treatment) and how much you are open to making small modifications and changes to your current lifestyle.

How Will I Feel After My Osteopathic Appointment?

 

You may experience some minor discomfort or aggravation of your symptoms in the first 24-72 hours. When change occurs within the body, it has to incorporate the new position often asking muscles that haven't been doing their job to work again. If you are concerned about what you are experiencing, I'm open to a conversation to answer your questions and concerns. 

"I wish I knew then, what I know now."