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Osteopathic treatment: Your second appointment is very important

If you choose to visit Osteopath for the initial assessment, you make a commitment to your body to relieve your pain for the long term. It’s very rare for the first treatment to fully treat the source of pain. Even if you feel ‘ok’, chances are your body will return to the trick and your condition will be repeated again.

Osteopathic practices are based on the theory that illness is caused by loss of harmony (or homeostasis) in your body. Osteopathy focuses on structural integrity of your musculoskeletal system. When you start your osteopathic treatment, your first treatment acts to assess your condition and start ‘train your body’ back to its best position. Some conditions only need two treatments, others may require four or more. It only depends on how well your body responds to care.

Having only one osteopathic treatment is a waste of money. To achieve a long-term relief, you need to make sure the complete source of pain is reduced and your body maintains its best position. This cannot be achieved only in one treatment.

The lightest condition that requires osteopathic care usually requires at least two osteopathic sessions. More severe conditions may require further session. Osteopath you will discuss your individual needs during your treatment.

Why is my Osteopath scheduled a second appointment when I feel 100% better?

After your first treatment, you might feel perfect. You may feel that your pain ends and that you don’t need further treatment. But there is a limit on how your body reacts after only one treatment. Your first osteopathy treatment often only provides temporary assistance. Without a follow-up assessment, your body pain will usually return.

Often after the first treatment, you will experience relief only 3-4 days, after that your muscles and connective tissue return to the ‘memory cell’ place you tell them. Because it starts the pain and your problem once again. The second treatment aims to see how your body reacts to initial care and further rearranges your body’s ‘memory cells’ so that the muscles and joints to behave longer.

This is very important to understand. You have made a commitment to see an osteopat to achieve long-term pain relievers. This cannot be achieved in one treatment. By not attending your second treatment, you cheat long-term loss, and throw money.

How can I help my recovery?

It is important for you to take advice given by your osteopath. If osteopath you recommend you regularly exercise or stretch, ensure that you do it. This will help your body recover from all types of tension or injury. The less you contribute, the longer your recovery will take place.

For injuries and your pain to stay away, you might need to change some of your daily habits too. For most people, bringing changes to your lifestyle can help the ongoing care comes to a profitable end faster. For those who do not want to make changes needed in their lifestyle, the course of treatment may have to be continued for a longer period of time.

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