Osteopathy is a branch of alternative medicine that focuses on the holistic approach to healthcare, emphasizing the interconnectedness of the body's structure and function. Osteopathic practitioners, known as osteopaths or Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DOs), are trained to diagnose, treat, and prevent various health issues, with a particular emphasis on the musculoskeletal system.
Osteopaths believe that the body has the inherent ability to heal itself, and they use a hands-on approach to treatment, including osteopathic manipulative therapy (OMT). OMT involves using the hands to apply techniques like stretching, gentle pressure, and resistance to manipulate the muscles and joints to improve their function, alleviate pain, and enhance overall health.
In addition to OMT, osteopathic physicians receive conventional medical training and can prescribe medications, perform surgery, and provide medical care like any other medical doctor. Osteopathic medicine places importance on a patient-centered, whole-person approach to healthcare, considering not only physical symptoms but also lifestyle, nutrition, and other factors that can impact a person's well-being.
- On arrival, you will be greeted by our receptionist and asked to complete a Medical History form
- You will then be welcomed by Dr Lanka and taken into a private room to discuss your enquiries, assess you and determine the best options suited to you
- You will be offered a cooling-off period to make your decision
- You will be given a consent form to complete and sign, then Dr Lanka will carry out the procedure on a mutually agreed date if you wish to go ahead with the procedure
- You will be sent an aftercare form which you should follow strictly for the best results
- We will book you in for a two week review, to check up on you and how you are healing and discuss any further treatment
Disclaimer: Please be aware that results and benefits may vary from patient to patient taking into consideration factors such as age, lifestyle and medical history.