What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a scientific system of healthcare that treats the entire body, using refined hands-on skilled gentle techniques to rebalance and restore musculoskeletal problems - adjusting structural conditions, treating injury, resolving pain issues in the body, correcting chronic imbalances, helping to restore body back to equilibrium status - for strength, health and fitness.
What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is one of the largest primary-contact health care professions due to its great success in the treatment of musculoskeletal issues -using skilled techniques in the moving and correcting of structural imbalances, correcting misaligned joints, working with soft tissue, in the treatment of - sports injury, pain in the body, headaches, migraines, and treatment of children's health issues just to name a few. Chiropractic treatments restore and maintain musculoskeletal balance and function of your spine and peripheral joints - treating all parts of the body.
What to expect from your first appointment and treatment session?
On arrival you will be asked to fill out a comprehensive history questionaire. The practitioner will thoroughly analyze your history, followed with a physical examination to pin point the cause of your problem. We will outline a treatment plan that will include; your treatment options, approximatenumber of visits you will need, as well as discussing a maintenance program after your treatments are finished.
Treatment is focused on the individual, their presenting problems, and improving their condition as soon as possible.
How many treatments will I need?
Chiropractic / Osteopathic therapies usually involve multiple sessions, depending on the nature and the severity of your condition or symptoms. At The Muscle Joint we never over service our patients, our aim is get get you feeling well as soon as possible, and keeping you that way.
What is the duration of each treatment?
On your initial treatment visit you can expect to take 30 - 45 minutes, although this does vary from person to person. Each subsequent treatment should take anywhere from 10 mins for a specific adjustment session to 30 min - possibly 2 times a week - depending the nature of the condition.
What should I wear?
No special clothing is necessary. Just come as you are.
What relief can I expect?
Patients often feel the effects of a chiropractic/osteopathic session immediately after the treatment. During your initial consultation or first few treatments, we will outline your expected timeline for a complete resolution of your symptoms and review expected treatments as progress changes.
Does The Muscle Joint offer a maintenance program?
When your treatments are over and you are back to your optimum health level, you will be advised on when the practitioner will need to see you again for a maintenance treatment, in order avoid re-occurring issues. This could be anywhere from 1-3 month appointments as a one treatment appointment.
What are the consequences of avoiding treatment?
Manually restoring musculoskeletal function in the body is very powerful. Your structure is constantly being challenged and being dynamic - gets over time, easily out of balance. A poorly aligned body represents accelerated aging. Most conditions we see, need manipulative treatment to truly get healthy and to restore proper function as many fixated joint problems for example are difficult to move on their own and can stay for years in that state causing a group of chronic pain issues. We know if left, these cases most often lead to long lasting symptoms and an increasing intensity of chronic problems.