What is an osteopathic treatment ?
The osteopath examines the whole patient, and begins with a detailed history. This consists of two parts.
- The complaint itself, with which the patient comes;
- Old accidents , illnesses and operations which can be important for the current situation .
The osteopath will therefore be asking questions about what happened earlier, even years ago.
Next, the osteopath will do a physical examination. He looks at where the body initially indicates, where most stress is. Then he will see what structure is responsible for this tension, or where there is a restriction of movement . Therefore separately are considered :
- The musculoskeletal system , the parietal system
- The organs , the visceral system
- The movements of the skull and sacrum , the cranio- sacral system;
This happens all by feeling. He looks at blood flow disorders and neurological disorders, to come, with all this data, to a conclusion regarding the cause of the complaint(s).
The osteopath frees the restrictions separately .
A treatment can last up half an hour to an hour. The first follow-up appointment is usually made for 14 days later, so the body has time to get used to the new situation. As the treatment succeeds, the appointments are made increasingly further apart .
Question: I have another appointment, but I have no more trouble. Should I still come?
The purpose of the follow-up appointments to maintain and improve the healing process of the body. As a result, problems will be prevented in the future. To achieve this, follow-up appointments are made for 1 month, 3 months , 6 months and 1 year. The overall resistance by the immune system can be ensured. If after one year, one will have no more symptoms, treatment may be terminated as successfully.