Osteopathy is a primary health care profession that specialises in diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. Essentially, osteopathy aims to restore normal function to the whole human body, including the circulatory and neurological systems through mobilisation and manipulation of the musculoskeletal system.
Fundamental to the process of osteopathy, is the belief that the human body has the potential to heal itself if provided with the right environment and tools. Osteopaths use a range of different treatment methods such as soft tissue treatments, joint mobilisations and manipulations, working towards this goal.
What conditions can Osteopaths treat in humans?
Osteopaths treat many things ranging from sporting injuries to more chronic conditions such as osteoarthritis. The list that follows is not definitive, but as a profession, Osteopaths can treat a diverse range of conditions including:
Generalised aches & pains
Back & neck pain
Lois graduated with a Masters‘ Degree in Osteopathy from Swansea University. She has over 1,500 clinical hours working with patients from diverse backgrounds. She has therefore practised with those who have presented with a wide range of problems including sporting injuries and chronic conditions such as arthritis.
In addition to using the full range of skilled treatments listed, Lois is qualified in kinesiology taping and is qualified and licensed to carry out by the Local Authority to carry out medical acupuncture.
Lois Morgan, as a professional Osteopath, is fully registered and regulated by the General Osteopathic Council (No. 9170), and is a member of The Institute of Osteopathy.
Consultation, examination and treatment
1 hour – £40.00
* Medical acupuncture and kinesio taping are included in the osteopathy prices.
How to book
If you would like to get in touch with Lois to arrange an initial consultation or book your follow-up treatments, please contact her on 07464 591441, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
YOUR OSTEOPATHY APPOINTMENT
What to expect from your appointment
Osteopathy is a primary health care profession and as such Lois will conduct a thorough and comprehensive case-history and examination.
Stage 1 – initial consultation & examination
This stage will last up to an hour and will include:
A thorough case history – questioning your other areas of health & past medical history to ensure you are suitable for treatment and get the best and most appropriate care
Examination – assessment of your pain areas & surrounding areas. In addition to musculoskeletal examination, neurological, cardiovascular or respiratory investigations might be deemed necessary
Diagnosis – your examination will be discussed with Lois & and diagnosis give. N.B. At this point it is sometimes deemed wise to consult your GP before beginning treatment to rule out other issues contributing to your pain
A first treatment – if there are no further GP investigations deemed necessary, Lois will discuss and begin a treatment plan tailored for your specific needs
Stage 2 – follow-up treatment sessions
Each follow-up session will last forty-five minutes. In addition, Lois may advise on specific exercise and stretches that you should do at home that will help you between sessions.
Q. Will I have to get undressed?
A. Only down to your underwear. If you do not feel comfortable with this, you can bring shorts and vest or similar clothing.
Q. Will treatment hurt?
A. Treatment should not be painful, apart from some painful or sensitive areas when tight muscles are being worked on.
Q. Will I be sore the next day?
A. Sometimes there is a ‘treatment reaction’ for up to 48 hours post-treatment which should not interfere with daily life. You might feel slight soreness or achiness or even very tired, but should have no lasting effects.
Q. How many sessions will I need?
A. Unfortunately, there is no set answer. Every person is unique and will respond to treatment differently.