All our Osteopaths have extensive training in movement therapy (AiM). It is not a big leap at all for us to view your body through a camera lens to decipher what there is to work on to assist with your health. How your body works as a whole unit mechanically will translate down a camera for us to work with you.
And our eyes are trained to look for detail.
Cuing people how to move in specific ways is a real skill. Language and explanation is something we’ve been mastering for over 3 years in clinic. You don’t need to wonder about that, we’ve got you covered.
This is a common question regarding virtual consults.
Firstly we can teach you muscle self-massage strategies. So don’t worry, your muscles tension or pain will not be left to fend for itself.
Secondly the movement therapy addresses muscle tissues in a different way. By training joints to glide,with our movement therapy, through their full range of potential movement, the muscles are exposed to an environment where they also get to lengthen & shorten.
Think of it like this. The joint motion is like a cage for the muscle. If the joint, let’s take the knee as an example, cannot bend very far, then our front of thigh muscles (quads) wont ever have a chance to stretch long. On the flipside, in this same example, our back of thigh muscles (hamstrings) wont ever have a chance to become short. So the quads are stuck being short & contracted for the rest of their days, and the hammies are stuck being long & tight for the rest of theirs.
It is important to remember that an online consult has the same format to an in-person consult.