Our expert says:
You haven't specified where your joint or muscle pain is. I would advise you to consult with your local osteopath.
A first consultation with the Osteopath will include a detailed case history leading to a discussion of your present symptoms. This hour long session will look at the following:
a) how your symptoms began
b) factors affecting your condition
c) health problems
d) physical trauma
g) lifestyle habits
This is facilitated through accompanying clinical information such as medical reports, x-rays and prescriptions.
A physical examination is then conducted to evaluate the body’s biomechanics (structure, posture and physical movements). If necessary, further investigations such as x-rays, blood tests, MRI scans may be requested.
Diagnosis, clinical findings and an appropriate treatment plan with projected recovery time frames will be explained and discussed and additional advice on exercise, nutrition, ergonomics and lifestyle may be suggested to facilitate recovery and optimal health.
Subsequent manual therapy will range from very subtle techniques used for babies, through to more robust methods applied to athletes. Some of these include: Gentle releasing; Joint articulation & manipulation; Cranial, functional, visceral techniques; Muscle stretching; Rhythmic joint movements; Soft tissue massage; Trigger point therapy; Lymphatic drainage.
The number of visits will depend on the severity and duration of the illness or injury and can range from between 2 to 6 consultations.
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal
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