Q: What should I wear for treatment?
A: Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing.
Q: How can I describe the sensations in my body?
A: Sensations are always changing within the body. A helpful vipassana meditation technique used to describe sensations in the body uses the following: local/regional/global, hot/Cold, light/heavy, sharp/dull, tingling/prickling, contraction/expansion, wet/DRY, foggy/cloudy/hazy. Start with these terms and see if you can observe patterns of sensations. with practice, subtler and subtler sensations can be observed and felt within.
Q: what types of questions will I be asked?
A: A thorough health history will be taken. if you have a long history of injuries, surgeries, medications, or other ailments, please consider making a timeline of your health prior to treatment. bring this file with you to your first appointment. This will make the health history and timeline much more efficient for the therapist to organize.
Q; Will I have homework after treatment?
A: Yes. Exercise rehab and postural education is part of your treatment plan. when a patient puts the effort into their rehab, the therapist has a much easier time treating the patient and your progress will be faster. There is a concept called the rule of the thirds: 1/3 is the therapists effort; 1/3 is the patients efforts;1/3 is your genetic make-up.
Q: How many treatments will I need?
A: Manual osteopathy begins with 3-6 treatments. The frequency and duration will vary according to each individual and of course their ability to recover.