What to expect:
Initial Discussion - * First visit review of medical history provided on Intake forms. A discussion of your current concerns and/or response to treatment.
Examination - An appropriate physical/structural exam. It is ideal to wear loose comfortable clothing for both the exam and treatment.
Osteopathic Treatment - The Osteopathic manipulative treatment is usually 20-30 minutes in duration. My focus of Osteopathic treatment involves hands on manipulation in a gentle way to allow the restrictions in the bones, tissues and fluids to be relieved.* Patients are fully clothed, generally lay face up and may be requested to engage their own muscle strength as part of the treatment. Overall, receiving a treatment is subtle and pain free. Some patients notice a change immediately while others may simply feel a deep sense of relaxation noting changes later. The treatment itself continues to unfold for approximately 72hrs and its effects occur over days, weeks and even years depending on the chronicity of symptoms. Typical treatment involves hands on treatment at locations such as the head, the legs, sacrum (tailbone), or other areas of the body as necessary.
* Please note: There are multiple Osteopathic modalities employed by Osteopathic physicians generally chosen by personal preference. All engage the healing mechanism in the body.
Assessment and Plan - Depending on the issue, further osteopathic manual treatments may be recommended.