As an osteopath, my role when you come and visit me for treatment is to assess why a long term problem isn’t resolving or to assess how to help your body recover from a newer or more recent injury.” the slightly different wording reads better.
To do this I will take you through a consultation process, which means that initially I will ask you lots of questions about your problem, but also lots of questions about your lifestyle, other bodily functions and medical history. This, in part, is to assess whether you need a medical referral rather than seeing an osteopath and to audit the areas of your life which could be obstructing your recovery and which of these are easily changeable for a person who is motivated to improve their health.
To treat you, I will use your limbs as levers to effect the soft tissues between them to promote a self healing reaction. I will work through your whole body like this using gentle, rhythmic movements to promote better circulation and integration between the different parts of your body and the occasional careful manipulation when necessary.
In this way classical osteopathy can be used to help people recover from all manner of symptoms that will often defy medical diagnosis as well as helping back pain and all the ailments that are commonly ascribed to osteopathic treatment.