If you are new to osteopathy, you've come to the right place. Our manual osteopaths are licensed & professionally trained in chronic pain to provide exceptional care for you.
When you arrive for your first manual osteopathic treatment you will be asked to fill out a new patient form; you should allow 5 to 10 minutes before your appointment start time for this.
Your manual osteopath will then greet you and take you into a warm and relaxing treatment room where you will discuss your health. Since it is your first visit, an osteopathic assessment will be performed. The assessment is needed to create a treatment plan for your chronic pain that is customized to your specific needs.
If you need to undress, your manual osteopath will then leave the room. Some clients prefer to disrobe, while others prefer to leave on their clothes or partially disrobe. Your manual osteopath will knock on the door to be sure you are ready before re-entering.
Manual osteopaths will only uncover the part of the body they are working on to ensure your modesty is respected. Periodically you will be asked if the pressure is okay - please be sure to communicate with your manual osteopath about the pressure you prefer.
Even though manual osteopathy is pain free & quite gentle, you should alert your manual osteopath if, at any time during the session, you feel uncomfortable.
Depending on your specific needs or requests, your manual osteopath will either perform a full-body osteopathic wellness care (for general relaxation, stress reduction, and improved well being) or focus on the specific parts of your body that you have chronic pain. Your manual osteopath uses only the highest quality hypoallergenic creams and lotions for your osteopathic soft tissue therapy (STT), if this technique is included in your treatment.
You can expect a scent free, warm & relaxing environment during your treatment. The osteopathic table is padded and comfortable.
Manual osteopathic treatment sessions vary from 30 minutes to 90 minutes. Your manual osteopath will inform you how long your treatment sessions will be. The average treatments for chronic pain are about an hour.
Once your treatment is complete, your manual osteopath will leave the room for you to redress. When you are ready, open the door slightly to signal that you are dressed so your manual osteopath can re-enter the room to discuss the treatment and share important tips for home care, such as giving you therapeutic joint specific exercises if needed. Your payment will be taken after the treatment is completed. A paid in full receipt will be issued. And you will be assisted in booking your next appointment.
Please avoid smoking, alcohol and large meals for one hour before & after your manual osteopathic care and hydrate yourself by drinking plenty of water before & after your care. We provide a scent free, hypo-allergic treatment room for treatments. Please avoid wearing perfumes before your visit.
We look forward to seeing you for your first visit. If you have any questions your manual osteopath will be happy to answer them for you.