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An appointment with our osteopath in Chalfont

Osteopathy is a form of alternative therapy for skeletomuscular disorders that helps promote overall wellbeing by using a holistic approach for the diagnosis and treatment of your symptoms. Speak to us at Rakhee Osteopathy today to book an appointment with our osteopath in Chalfont and find out about osteopathy and how it may be used in conjunction with medication or as a stand-alone therapy to treat or manage your symptoms.

What will happen during the appointment?

Your initial appointment here at Rakhee Osteopathy with our osteopath in Chalfont will last for about 45 minutes, allowing our osteopath to take a detailed history of your health, including any previous injuries, surgeries or illnesses you may have had. This is important because our osteopath will try to make sure that the symptoms you present are not related to previous incidences.

Our osteopath will find out about the symptoms that you are currently presenting with and enquire about your lifestyle to determine whether your symptoms may be related to your daily activities. They will then find out about any other medical care that you may be receiving and any medication that you may be taking; therefore, it would be quite helpful to bring along your medical records and any scans or x-rays that you may have had previously.

The next step of your appointment will include a physical examination of your body. This may require you to remove some of your clothing; therefore, you may wish to wear loose-fitting clothes that are easy to change. Of course, if you feel uncomfortable about this, we will provide you with a gown or towel.

It is important to note that you may ask a friend or relative to accompany you to your appointment. Whilst examining your body, our osteopath in Chalfont will ask you to carry out simple movements and exercises, which will help them observe your mobility and posture. Our osteopath will then put all this information together to find out the cause of your symptoms and how they can treat your body as a whole to help ensure that these symptoms are more manageable so that you are able to get on with your daily routine.

If our osteopath feels that your condition requires urgent medical attention or that osteopathy is inadequate and you require invasive treatment, then they will ask you to visit your GP immediately. However, after this, you can find out whether you can carry out osteopathy at the same time.

Once the information is ready, our osteopath will explain what the cause of your symptoms may be and put together a tailored treatment plan that consists of different osteopathic techniques (this will depend on your requirements and preferences). Furthermore, our osteopath will provide you with advice and information on how you can carry out simple exercises at home to help your recovery come along easier and more quickly.

Speak to us at Rakhee Osteopathy today to book an appointment and let our osteopath make your life that little bit easier!


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