An Osteopathic Practitioner not only works with the spine and joints but they also specialize in fascia, scars, the spinal cord and brain, viscera and organs, as well as fluids and fields. The holistic osteopathic approach is gentle and hands-on, and every treatment plan is tailored for each patient, focusing on the cause of the pain and imbalance. Osteopathic Practitioner will take a thorough history and assessment to better understand the full context of the issue you are coming in for and, only treat one patient at a time.
Osteopathic Practitioner do not diagnose or practice medicine, nor do we attempt to treat disease. If you are concerned about any medical pathology and /or disease, always consult your physician prior to exploring Osteopathic Manual Therapy.
Most extended health care plans cover Osteopathy Therapy treatments; however, it is carrier and policy specific. Ask your HR department or plan administrator for more information.
Please dress appropriately for the appointment in ideally comfortable and loose clothing.
This is to allow for mobility of limbs for assessment and treatment.
Please also bring with you any referral letters and x-ray/scans that you may have.
Follow up sessions are roughly 30 minutes in length. Initial appointments are roughly 45 minutes in length.
No, you don’t, but often your Physician will recommend that you seek alternative therapy. The only time a doctor’s referral would be necessary would be if your insurance plan requires that you have a doctor’s referral to receive reimbursement. Osteopathic Practitioners do not diagnose or practice medicine, nor do we attempt to treat disease. If you are concerned about any medical pathology and /or disease, always consult your physician prior to exploring Osteopathic Manual Therapy.
Frequency of sessions can vary, and ranges anywhere from weekly, bi-weekly to monthly or more. Each patient is unique and treatment and frequency is tailored to that patient. Often, at the beginning of treatment, sessions are more frequent depending on the severity and nature of the problem, and then as your symptoms lessen, we may find that decreasing frequency is appropriate. Communication between you and your therapist will occur as your treatment progresses, and adjustments can be made to session frequency in a way that feels right for you.