WHAT TO EXPECT
Every Balancing Body Assessment session begins with a highly in depth history taking and physical assessment. In an initial visit, the patient is asked a variety of questions about past/current injuries, slips, trips or falls. It is extremely important to be as thorough as possible and remember there is no such thing as too much detail during this process as all things are inter-related when it comes to the human body.For example, if you took a nasty fall off of your bike when you were 9 this would be important information to include in an initial history taking.
After the history taking is completed, you will be assessed by your practitioner to establish a baseline for range of motion, flexibility, neurological (nerve) testing as well as pain levels. This process is quite like beginning to piece together a puzzle of each individuals picture of health.
Following assessment, your practitioner will briefly discuss the plans for treatment and your session will begin.
Trust in your practitioner is highly important to the success of treatment. Osteopathic manual practitioners are uniquely trained in the understanding of the inter-relatedness of the bodies functions. There may be points during your treatment in which the approach taken seems counter-intuitive or unorthodox. For example: It is very common that you may come with an initial complaint of neck or shoulder pain and your practitioner may be spending more time working on your hips and or lower back area. This is all a part of the osteopathic approach to hollistic healing and addressing the root causes of an issue.
Following treatment, your practitioner may prescribe various stretches, exercises or dietary suggestions to assist in your journey to recovery. You will also be given an timeline of how many sessions will be necessary to return to an optimal state of health.