Treatment for Adults

Vitality Osteopaths – Marlow Osteopath Clinic
What to expect on your first visit?

Your osteopath will take a case history detailing your current problem,  general health, medications and past medical history. A physical examination will then take place and you will be asked to remove some of your clothing, often down to your underwear with your consent (please feel free to bring shorts and vest if you feel more comfortable) so that your posture and biomechanics can be assessed fully. You may also be asked to perform some basic movements and some simple orthopaedic tests, such as reflexes, to help formulate a diagnosis. We will then discuss your diagnosis and treatment plan before treatment commences.

If any underlying undiagnosed medical condition is suspected by the osteopath we will refer you immediately to your G.P or other health professional as appropriate.

Post-Treatment:

It is common to feel a little achy from 12-36 hours following treatment (similar to post exercise stiffness) as the body adapts to the changes being made. This is normal and is considered a positive process. During this time it is advised that you do not take too much exercise or engage in strenuous activity as your body needs time to assimilate the changes being made with treatment. Sometimes the use of cold/heat packs or gentle stretching can be helpful.

Number of Treatments:

The number of treatments often depends on how long the problem has been there and how severe it is. Often 2-4 treatments may be sufficient to sort out many complaints. Some conditions may require a longer term treatment plan with more regular maintenance treatments. It is best to treat recent injuries as soon as possible and not to leave them.

Osteopathic Treatment Can Help With:

  • Back pain and sciatica
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Whiplash
  • Headaches
  • Hip, knee, ankle and foot pain
  • Tendonitis
  • Chronic joint pain (osteoarthritis)
  • Sports and accidental injuries
  • Muscular tension
  • Lymphatic congestion/oedema