The first visit: You fill out a health intake to form in order so we are aware of issues that are going on with your health, including injury/accident history, surgical history, and any medical diagnoses.
From there we can begin to set goals for the treatment to ensure that we are on the same page with regards to the timeline and the expectations of the treatment. From there both active and passive motion tests will be done to see how well you can move, as well as areas that don’t. A global treatment will then be given in order to “clear the smoke”. Although not typically a solution for all problems, it will certainly provide a great effect in stabilizing the body and give you a glimpse of what true health should feel like when your posture is improved.
After this session, we should have a better understanding on what treatment dose is best on your path to health. Active and passive motion tests will continue both before and after treatment, to ensure that we have achieved success in improving motion.
Bad posture, old injuries, and our physical activities shape our bodies, our diet fuels it, and our perspective on life drives us forward. Classical Osteopathy understands that structure lies at the basis of every function. For optimal health, every tissue in the body needs normal functioning of the nerves, blood flow, and lymphatic return; all of which require motion. Without it our fluids cannot move as needed, body signals are delayed, and the system becomes compromised. If we lose motion in an area, the health of that area and it’s relation to the function of our entire body can deteriorate over time. The health of our mind and body need a stable structure to support it.
Classical Osteopathy is based on mechanical principles, understanding how one part of the body is related to every other part. Through using gentle manipulative techniques. it works with the fascia, muscles and ligaments to move bones and realign the body to promote better overall health. It works with the body rather than against it, guiding bones into place so that muscles can work normally rather than forcing treatment to any of these parts, allowing for the stabilization of a treatment. This leads to a more successful outcome that actually lasts.