Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.
We hear numerous complaints about practitioners only treating an area of pain and not looking at the whole background and build-up to the problem.
This one is too common. A client has pain over their shoulder blade. You can poke it and feel the pain in that shoulder blade, the muscles feel bunched and tight like a knot. More often than not this is a neck issue that is referring pain to the shoulder blade. It’s not that we think all these pains are neck issues, it could be the shoulder blade. The point is that you want someone who can decipher the body’s movements and pain patterns to get to the bottom of the issue.
A client sees someone for a knee injury, sometimes for around 10 appointments with little improvement. We are their next port-of-call for seeking answers. Looking at the whole body, this scenario often finds us treating a back or hip issue that is referring pain to their knee mimicking this knee problem, but only because we had the knowledge of where to go looking. Treat the primary cause and the secondary knee pain resolves AND as a bonus their back feels looser too. Once again knee pain could be the knee, but what if it’s not. This is where much of our diagnostic skills are, the puzzle solving.
Our Osteopaths have excellent skills to work out what to ask when you are explaining your particular problem. The ability to ask the right questions means we work out the issues rather quickly & can explain how your body got to where you are at today. It’s then essential that you are assessed to determine where your actual issue stems from.
Your area of pain will be assessed and we also consider what other areas might have caused those symptoms, so we assess the potential cause.
This is how we formulate the right treatment plan so you receive a tailored approach with regard to your pain, stiffness or restriction.
Osteopaths are trained to treat any of the structures in the body (details shown below). Our body tissues work in groups and if you know the groups and connections between them, then there is the best chance that your issue will be identified and treated well.
Find out where the problem developed
Assess the whole body to find what is involved with your symptoms
Explain what happened in everyday language
Massage, mobilise, stretch the problem muscles, joints and other tissues
Provide you with a treatment plan to get it right
Every day, people search for someone to help them with pain.
They usually want to find out how to get past their recurring pain or problem.
This is what we do best. Look for the answers and treat the whole body to get the results.
Stop wondering about how to get to get rid of the pain & see someone with the know-how to do this for you.
Check out our pages on Anatomy in Motion (AiM). Your answers might be found right here.
AiM is where movement becomes the medicine you have been looking for.