What To Expect During Your First Visit to an Osteopath in Melbourne City

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Are you looking to arrange an appointment in one of our two Osteopathy clinics in Melbourne (one in Swanton Street and the other in Queen Street) and wondering what to expect on your visit? How are Osteopathic services performed? These are valid concerns and something that you may want to consider if you are going to get the most benefit from the treatment.

What can some of the best Osteopaths in Melbourne do for you?

During your first osteopathy session, the osteopath will ask about your symptoms, health problems and any medical care you have been receiving before the examination. The osteopath will then examine you to uncover problem areas in the body — weakness, tenderness and tension, especially in the spine.

At the end of the consultation, your Osteopath can then discuss what he or she can do to treat the problem and what is included in your treatment program. If necessary, your Osteopath may refer you to a GP for tests such as a blood exam or MRI scan to better identify the problem and recommend the best course of Osteopathic treatment.

Best practices in Osteopathy

An osteopath aims to revive the normal function and balance of the joints to help the body naturally heal itself. They use their hands to heal the body in a variety of ways, using a range of techniques that help minimise pain, enhance motion and encourage blood flow. Such methods include:

  • deep tissue massage
  • stretching stiff joints and restoring the range of motion — joints are moved through a series of movements
  • deep quick thrusts to the spinal column that produce a clicking noise much like cracking your neck and knuckles

Osteopathy is not uncomfortable, although it is not uncommon to feel sore or stiff in the very first few days after treatment. In the case of Osteopathy sports injury centres, patients are given suggestions on self-help and workout recommendations to facilitate healing and improve performance in their chosen sport. You may be given tips on self-help and workout to help with healing and prevent symptoms returning or getting worse. If you feel any pain during or after treatment, always tell your osteopath.

Are you looking to get started with some of the best osteopaths in the Southern Suburbs of Melbourne? You can expect no less out of “City Osteopathy”! Phone us today on 03 9663 5450 or book an appointment at City Osteopathy here.

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