Adult:

Osteopathic treatment is not only the relief of symptoms, but towards helping the body function better in all respects.  Patients often report an improvement in general wellbeing, such as energy levels, better sleep patterns and also in areas of other symptoms not reported.Reactions to treatment can vary with each patient. Your body will go through a healing process and you may feel worse initially and this can last up to 5 days.  This may present itself as feeling emotional or crying, tiredness, flu like symptoms, general soreness, bruising, nausea, headache, increased urination or bowel movement, pain becomes more localised and can remind you of an accident or it may present as worsening of the mental state. 

 

Depending upon the severity of the problem the number of treatment sessions you may need can vary between 2 and 6. In my experience on average 3 treatments brings a significant improvement or recovery.  On occasion 1 appointment can be beneficial and you may be discharged at this point. Not everybody needs a course of treatment.  

 

Osteopathic treatment is usually weekly to begin with.  Treatment on a maintenance basis may be suggested after the initial course of treatment and this is typically 2-4 months. 

 

Relapses of the presenting problem are not uncommon in the cases of chronic history or a lifestyle that continues to aggravate the problem. Recurrence of symptoms may also result due to injury (falls, bangs to the body), infections, on-going stress, psycotherapy sessions, emotional upsets and food intolerances.  Advice will be provided to help prevent recurrence.

 

When improvement takes place it is sometimes seen as a coincidence or even as a miraculous or magical change.

 

If you have any concerns or questions following your treatment then please do not hesitate to contact me and I will be happy to discuss any issues that have arisen following a treatment session.

 

For future reference I worked throughout the entire “pandemic” and will work through any future “pandemics” with the best of health and fitness. 

 

Child:

Reactions to treatment can be variable. It is not unusual to find that the baby or child is very relaxed afterwards and sleeps well. Others have a burst of energy after treatment, usually followed by a good nights sleep. Others may not seem any different.

 

Occasionally children are unsettled after treatment. This is temporary, and is usually caused when the release of the retained stresses and strains (moulding) has been incomplete. It is not always possible for all the retained moulding and compressions to be released in one treatment session, especially if it has been severe.

 

Sometimes following treatment a child may develop the symptoms of a cold, there may be a runny nose or wax discharged from the ears. A young child may have loose bowel movements and seem unsettled. An older child may show signs of hyperactivity.  These are temporary effects.

 

The number of treatment sessions that are necessary can vary, but is usually between 2 and 6, depending on the severity of the underlying problems and the symptoms a child is experiencing. On the other hand your child may not require treatment and will be discharged at their first appointment.  Recurrence of previous problems may develop after vaccinations, injury, viruses and large growth spurts.

 

If you have any concerns or questions following your childs treatment then please do not hesitate to contact me and I will be happy to discuss any issues that have arisen following a treatment session.