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Frequently Asked Questions

Osteopathy FAQs

General questions

How Qualified Are Osteopaths?
Osteopaths are university qualified practitioners. They are thoroughly trained in physiology, biology, pathology and anatomy. They are also classed as primary health care providers, so you don’t need a doctor’s referral to see them.

Will Osteopathy Interfere With Other Medical Treatments?
It is important to let Inlign Osteopathy know of any medication you are taking and/or any other medical advice you are receiving. Osteopathic treatments must be tailored to work in conjunction with the treatments from other health professionals. As osteopathy aims to align and increase the efficiency of your body, it generally does not interfere with other treatments, but in fact enhances them.

Usually my Pains go Away if I Wait Long Enough. Why?
The human body is amazing. If you injure it, it will try and reduce the pain as best it can by adjusting itself. Unfortunately this often results in only masking the injury, while your body defers tensions to other systems. Inlign Osteopathy specialises in treating prolonged pain and injuries. We ensure your bones, muscles and body systems are in optimal health.

What Happens During an Osteopathy Treatment?
Inlign Osteopathy pledges to give you a complete treatment. Read all about what happens during your first osteopathy treatment.

After an extensive patient history, Inlign Osteopathy examines the area of pain, as well as the surrounding and supporting regions to find the primary cause. In some cases this may include visceral (organ) examination or referral for an external examination such as x-ray or MRI. Osteopaths are a primary health care provider, meaning you don’t need a referral from your doctor to see us.

Will Osteopathy Hurt?
Osteopathic treatment aims to align inflamed joints and release surrounding muscle spasm. There may be a degree of therapeutic pain (the kind of pain that you know is good for you) during this process. Acute conditions may require a more strenuous treatment program, which may cause slightly more discomfort. This short term pain is insignificant when compared to the long term benefits it brings. Any discomfort should relieve itself within 48 hours of your treatment. Please contact Inlign Osteopathy if you have any post-treatment concerns.

Is Osteopathy Safe?
Inlign Osteopathy has a gentle approach to manipulation – precisely measuring a joint’s release point and applying only the minimum external force necessary. Patients may experience mild discomfort from joint manipulation, including: headache, light-headedness or nausea. These should pass quickly. More serious complications are extremely rare. Any concerns can be discussed during your treatment.

How Long Until I Can Expect Results?
As everyone’s body is different, results from osteopathic treatment can vary. Factors affecting the treatment response include the condition’s severity, region affected, chronicity of the condition (how long since onset) and a persons underlying medical history. Inlign Osteopathy discusses treatment management plans with each patient to give an estimate of the number of treatments needed to relieve condition(s).

Why See Inlign Osteopathy Instead of a Chiropractor or Physiotherapist?
This is a very common question. In making a decision to trust your health to a health practitioner, you need to be 100% comfortable. Inlign Osteopathy recommends that you take a moment to read the ten essential questions you must ask your health professional.

Osteopathy aims to give you a complete treatment – for all your bones, muscles and body systems. Inlign Osteopathy makes the further pledge of ensuring your 100% informed and comfortable with everything about your health.

Am I Required to Attend Regular Sessions?
After initial consultation, Inlign Osteopathy will discuss a management plan with you to estimate how many treatments you will need. Sometimes it may be as few as 2-4 followed by a 6 monthly check-up. Serious or chronic conditions may require more frequent visits. Inlign Osteopathy believes in a strong patient/practitioner relationship. We will not schedule unnecessary treatments.

What are Your Facilities Like?
Inlign Osteopathy is a modern clinic, featuring a warm atmosphere, modern rooms and bathrooms and the latest treatment tables.

For any further questions, or to book an appointment, contact Inlign Osteopathy today.

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