What is involved?
A first consultation with an osteopath involves the case case history - with details about your problem, how it occurred and any history of similar or other problems. The osteopath will also ask about general health as this may have an effect on the type of treatment most appropriate for you.
An assessment of the injury will follow, plus a treatment protocol proposed, followed by treatment as agreed with you. The first session takes about 45-60 minutes (depending on the length of the case history).
Subsequent treatment sessions last 25-30 minutes including rehabilitation exercises.
Many rehabilitation exercises prescribed by Michelle are Pilates or core stability based, as many of us have weak "core" muscles (ie the deep supporting and stabilising muscles).
Many people are suprised to hear that ostopaths treat not only backs and necks, but also shoulders, elbows, hips, knees, feet, and muscle/ligament strains and tears.These can be either as a result of repetitive overuse (as many minor sports injuries are) or acute injuries. Osteopaths can help with rehabilitation and strengthening/stretching