It’s about helping the body to be comfortable and making sure every part is free to move.
Osteopaths believe that the relationship between the structure and function of the human body has an important bearing on the health of the individual. Osteopaths are expert at identifying any restrictions in the human body structure which might be having a negative effect on the body’s function and be causing ill-health or pain.
Osteopaths are highly skilled at observing and feeling (palpating) mechanical and postural restrictions that may be causing pain and reduced function.
Osteopaths use their hands to help the body to realign itself.
As an experienced Osteopath, Gillian uses both Cranial and Structural Osteopathy to tailor a treatment plan for her patient’s body and lifestyle. She focuses not just on the cause of the pain, but also the body’s postural and physiological adaptation – thus alleviating the maintaing factors that could cause the sypmtoms to linger.
Gillian’s Osteopathic treatment aims to remove tensions that block the body’s own path to wellness, allowing good health to flourish once more.
No matter what is going on with your health, an Osteopath can probably help you to be a little more comfortable.
In order for the Osteopath to assess you properly, you will be required to undress to your underwear. Please wear sensible underwear – you can wear shorts or stretchy leggings/tracksuit pants. Please let the Osteopath know if you are unhappy about disrobing – we will always try to accomodate your needs at Hersham Osteopathy. You are most welcome to bring along a chaperone if it makes you feel more comfortable.
The first consultation takes about 1 hour, the Osteopath will:
– take a detailed case history – please bring along any written reports of any scans and a list of any current medications.
– undertake a postural or biomechanical assessment and any other relevant orthopaedic or neurological tests
– examine you on the treatment plinth
– provide you with a diagnosis, discuss your treatment plan with you and treat you with your consent
Subsequent, follow up treatments last from 30 to 45 minutes and will include a brief re-assessment and osteopathic treatment.