An osteopathic session lasts between 45 minutes and 60 minutes. It unfolds in 4 stages.
It’s the first part of the visit. The osteopath connect with the patient through a dialogue, by asking different questions. The aim is identify the reason for consultation, to understand the functioning of the patient, its habits, its history (traumatic, surgical, familial), its pathologies and thus to have a lot of information to understand the source of pain.
It’s important to tell your therapist if you have further examinations (radiological examination, MRI scan, biological examinations)
The main stage of consultation
The patient is requested to wear only its underwear. It’s important the patient feels comfortable.
This stage requires a static and a dynamic observation phase where the patient is standing. The practitioner evaluates the stance of the patients.
Depending the reason of consultation, the osteopath has to make a clinical examination in many cases. This examination will help him to determine if the problem requires an osteopathic treatment or if the patient has to see its attending physician.
If the consultation requires an osteopathic treatment, the osteopath can carry on its consultation.
The osteopath will do a battery of tests on the whole body (bones, muscles,tendons, skull) in 3 different stances in order to detect the mobility restrictions, the areas of tension and possible imbalances.
Depending the diagnosis established during the examination, the osteopath will provide an adapted treatment to the patient, in accordance with his medical condition, his morphology and his age. Technics used during the treatment can be changed if you have fears or if the technics make you feel uncomfortable.
The osteopath will always end his visit by a balance to check the work done.
The last stage of consultation is as important as the previous stages. The practitioner alerts his patient concerning possible side effects that he may feel after a visit (floating effect, tiredness, pain). The effects that you may feel are completely normal. It will take time to your body to recover its homeostasis.
It is not recommended to have a physical activity during the 48 hours following the visit.
Your osteopath stay at your disposal and is available for any requests by phone.