What does an osteopath do?
During your first osteopathy session, the osteopath will ask about your symptoms, general health, and any other medical care you're receiving before carrying out a physical examination.
The osteopath will use their hands to find areas of weakness, tenderness, restriction, or strain within your body, particularly the spine.
With your consent, you'll probably need to remove some clothing from the area being examined, and you may be asked to perform simple movements.
How long does the therapy session last?
How do you feel after seeing an osteopathy Practitioner?
How often should you go to an osteopathic Doctor?
What is an osteopathy good for?
Is this therapy the same as chiropractic care?
Can I receive this therapy if I'm pregnant?
How many sessions will I need to see improvements?
Is this therapy covered by insurance?
Coverage for osteopathic manual therapy varies depending on your insurance provider and a specific plan. It is always best to check with your insurance company before beginning treatment to determine if coverage is available. If not covered, many therapists offer flexible payment plans or sliding scale fees to make the treatment more accessible.
Can this therapy help with chronic conditions?
Yes, OMT can provide relief and management for various chronic conditions, such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and arthritis. OMT can help improve mobility, reduce pain, and enhance the overall quality of life for individuals with these conditions. Remember, it is essential to maintain open communication with your therapist and other healthcare providers to ensure the best results.