A thorough medical history and discussion regarding current complaints will be taken, this is necessary to best help get a gauge of what is wrong and how best to help.
Some disrobing may be required to perform appropriate examination and assessment which can include physical assessment, movement ranges, orthopedic testing and neurological testing.
Osteopaths use a variety of hands on techniques to reduce pain, restore movement and improve the body’s ability to function. Techniques may include soft tissue massage, stretching, joint mobilization and possible joint manipulation. Advice on supportive lifestyle choices, exercises, rehabilitation and education regarding the causes of symptoms and the complexities of pain will also be provided when appropriate.