What to Expect During your Osteopathic Appointment
On your first visit to the How Osteopathic Clinic Edinburgh, your osteopath Helen How will begin by taking your full medical history. This will include questions about your diet, lifestyle, any medical problems or health issues may have or have had in the past as well as questions relating to your current symptoms, areas of pain and/or stiffness or mobility issues. All of the information you give is in the strictest confidence so do give as much detail as you are able to. If it is possible you will fill some of your case history details
Helen will then carry out a thorough examination which will enable her to assess your condition or problem. You may be asked to undress to your underwear while the examination is carried out (towels are provided). Once the examination is complete Helen for shared valid consent all healthcare professionals now how to provide information, contraindications, risks and benefits. This process can take up to 15 minutes so the actual treatment time varies between 30 to 40 minutes depending case history discussion changing, and dressing again.
After your examination, which can take 10 minutes the treatment time is limited due to shared valid informed consent and GDPR The type of osteopathic techniques always includes exercises and rehabilitation. Helen uses Physitract to provided you education, outcomes data and peer reviewed video clip exercises as part of your treatment which varies depending upon your problem but may include Traditional Osteopathy, Cranial Osteopathy, Vibrotherapy, Exercise Rehabilitation and Deep Muscle Massage.
There has been much increased requests for Shockwave Therapy as an adjunct to home exercise programs for your condition. This is because corticosteriodal injections are now considered more risky as Corticosteriods weaken the tendons, cartilages or muscles. Also Plasma Rich Injections are used by many Professional Sports Teams who can afford the costs, but in fact exercises are much more evidence based than PRP