What else do I need to know?

We have put together these questions and answers about osteopathy in an effort to help you decide if osteopathy is right for you. In the event that these questions and answers do not help please email us at info@leytonstoneosteopathy.co.uk.

1.What do Osteopaths treat?

The most common conditions that we treat are:

  • back and neck pain
  • shoulder and arm problems
  • pelvis, hip and leg problems
  • sports and other injuries
  • arthritic pain

2.What is osteopathy?

With an emphasis on the structural integrity of the body, osteopathy is one of the safest and most effective forms of treatment for musculoskeletal pain. It is a hands-on, manual therapy.

3.How many times will I have to see the Osteopath?

There are many different reasons why people are in pain and each person has a different way of responding to it. The average number of visits to an Osteopath is between 4-6, sometimes less and sometimes more and occasionally an extended maintenance programme is required.

4.What happens when I visit an Osteopath?

When you visit an Osteopath for the first time a full case history will be taken and you will be given a physical examination. You will normally be asked to remove some of your clothing and to perform a simple series of movements. The Osteopath will then use a highly developed sense of touch, called palpation, to identify any points of weakness or excessive strain throughout the body. The Osteopath may, on occasion, need additional investigations such as x-ray or blood tests. This will allow a full diagnosis and suitable treatment plan to be developed for you. Each patient is treated as an individual with the treatment plan geared towards their needs.