Uppingham Osteopaths provide a premier service for our clients. Using modern techniques and incorporating an evidence based approach, we are able to offer our clients an effective program for rehabilitation.
At the first consultation, the osteopath will take a thorough case history of your symptoms, as well as asking about information regarding your lifestyle and diet. The osteopath may also observe you making some simple movements to help them form a diagnosis. You will usually be asked to remove some clothing near to the area to be examined.
Osteopaths are trained to examine areas of the body with a highly developed sense of touch, known as ‘palpation’ to determine conditions and identify the bodies points of weakness or excessive strain. Osteopathy is a ‘package’ of care that includes skilled mobilising and manipulative techniques, reinforced by guidance on diet and exercise.
The osteopath will discuss with you the most appropriate treatment plan, estimating the likely number of sessions needed to treat your condition effectively. If the osteopath thinks that your condition is unlikely to respond to osteopathic treatment you will be advised about how you can receive further care. Osteopaths are skilled in diagnostic clinical techniques and have trained to identify when a patient needs referring to another primary healthcare practitioner.
As a general rule no. However, in certain circumstances Uppingham Osteopaths will provide home visits for those in need. There may be an additional charge.
Yes, our practitioners are happy for you to be accompanied by another adult during all or part of your treatment if it makes you feel more comfortable. Children should always be accompanied by a parent or guardian throughout treatment.
Some soft tissue treatment may cause discomfort during treatment. Your osteopath will tell you what to expect, and will want you to let them know if you are in pain. You may feel a little sore after treatment. This is a normal, healthy response to treatment.
This all depends on what treatment you have arranged to have. An itital osteopathic consultation may last between 45 minutes and 1 hour. Thereafter, all follow up treatments will last up to 30 minutes.
A Deep tissues laser therapy treatment, after the initial consultation to assess suitability, will usually last 10 minutes, depending on the size of the area that needs treated and how acute or chronic the issue may be.
The sports massage can either booked in for 60 minutes or 90 minutes, depending on what you choose at the time of arranging the appointment.
The number of treatments you will need depends on the condition and the person that we are treating. We aim to keep your appointments to a minimum. Your practitioner will be able to tell you within a short period of time whether they can treat you or need to refer you to someone else.
As with any medical examination, you will be asked to expose the area of discomfort so that it may be assessed and treated. Occasionally, this means that you may be asked to undress to your underwear. So please wear something that you are comfortable in. If you have any concerns with this, then please contact us beforehand so alternative arrangements can be made.