Is Osteopathy right for me?
Osteopaths enjoy treating a wide range of people; To demonstrate this:
I treat patients that are 4 weeks old, and also patients in their 90’s…! You are never too old or too young to try osteopathy!
I also treat both male and female patients! I do understand some individuals have a preference for being treated by an osteopath that is the same gender as themselves due to the hands-on nature of the treatments, however happily offer treatments to everyone.
I treat a variety of individuals, from office workers to professional musicians, keen sports men and women, dancers, retired individuals, gardeners, lorry drivers and builders! (and many more…!)
When will osteopathy not help?
Osteopaths are trained to differentiate between pain that will be helped by treatment, and pain that is from conditions requiring medical attention.
If your pain is from a cause that isn’t musculoskeletal in origin (ie from an organ inside your body) this will require a referral back to your GP for further investigation to rule out any medical problems.
Your osteopath will examine you thoroughly, and write a letter for you to take to your GP explaining any findings/concerns and indicating a preferable investigation for you.
Or, if treatment is suitable, but you mention something the osteopath thinks requires attention from the doctor, often they will recommend you book an appointment and discuss the problem with a GP, but will treat your problem too.
This doesn’t mean that once diagnosed with a condition and taking medication for it, you cannot see an osteopath- as long as the condition is being managed well by your doctor/consultant, osteopaths are often happy to offer treatment.
If you have any questions, just ring or email me and I’ll be happy to answer as best I can!