What do Osteopaths Treat | Ben Cohen Osteopathy
Prior to your Initial consultation, your Osteopath will compile a full case history of your symptoms including a medical history, family history, any medications you're taking, and may also ask for information about your lifestyle and diet. All of this information will be read through and analysed prior to you attending your first appointment. This means that the bulk of your appointment can be used for assessment, diagnosis and treatment.
The Osteopath will assess your posture and may begin by getting you to perform active and passive ranges of movements to assess for restrictions at the problem area as well as surrounding areas that may be contributing. The Osteopath may also need to carry out Orthopaedic tests or further testing (cranial, neurological, cardiovascular, respiratory and abdominal) to come to a working diagnosis. Once your Osteopath has come to a diagnosis and has got to the root of what is causing your pain, they will devise a treatment plan. This treatment will also begin within your first appointment. Following this, your Osteopath will give a full explanation of his/her findings and discuss with you a treatment plan. Should further tests be required, your Osteopath will request these via your GP. You can see a more in depth breakdown of what is included in an Initial Consultation & Treatment below.
Due to the physical nature of the treatment, it is not unusual to sometimes feel sore in the first 24-48 hours after treatment. Your Osteopath will explain any likely reactions that you could expect. If you have any concerns it is important to contact your Osteopath and ask their advice. It will likely require more than one visit before your problem is resolved. Your Osteopath will review the progress at each subsequent visit and seek your consent to any changes to your treatment plan.
If you are suffering from any of the following then you should seek the professional help of an Osteopath:
Back Pain – ‘slipped disc’/disc bulges, Sciatica, Pelvic Dysfunction, Osteoarthritis, Pregnancy-related,
Neck Pain – ‘slipped disc’ , Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Osteoarthritis, Postural
Headaches – Tension-type, Cervicogenic, Posturally-related
Shoulder pain – Rotator Cuff, Impingement, Tendinopathy
Elbow pain – Tennis/Golfer’s Elbow, Peripheral Nerve Entrapment
Wrist pain – Carpal Tunnel, Repetitive Strain Injury
Hip pain – Bursitis, giving way (Labral tear), Osteoarthritis, ITB Syndrome
Knee pain – Meniscus, ligament (ACL, PCL, MCL, LCL), Osteoarthritis
Foot pain / Ankle pain – Ligament, Plantar Fasciitis, Osteoarthritis, Achilles Tendinopathy
If you are presenting with a pain or injury not contained within this list, please get in touch to see if it is something we can help with. If we feel what you are presenting with is outside of our scope of practice, we will be happy to point you in the right direction of where to seek further testing or help.
What's included in an Initial Consultation & Treatment in Chigwell?
- Full Medical Case History
- Postural Analysis
- Assessment & Examination
- Orthopaedic & Neurological Examination (if appropriate)
- Functional Range of Motion Assessment
- Working Diagnosis & Explanation of Symptoms
- Tailored Treatment - To include one or more of the following:
Soft Tissue Techniques - E.g Kneading, Stretching, Strain/Counterstrain
Spinal Manipulation (Adjustments)
Trigger Point Therapy
Medical Acupuncture/Dry Needling
Muscle Energy Techniques
- Management Plan
- Bespoke Rehabilitation Programme
- Lifestyle Advice