Are you anxious about seeing an osteopath?
Understandably, you might be worried about seeing an osteopath for the first time especially when it is a new or unknown experience.
At Magdalen Health we do everything possible to make sure you have a good experience. As such we offer a painless treatment option.
Are you worried that the treatment will be painful for you?
This is a common concern and if you are already in pain you certainly don’t want treatment to make it worse. Osteopaths will always talk you through the treatment before administering it and explain any possible side effects beforehand so that you can decide if it feels right for you. We call this process ‘consent’. Some techniques will be more likely to cause short term side effects than others and this will be explained to you so that you can decide together with your osteopath what is right for you.
Are you worried that the osteopath might click or crack the joints or that the treatment might be too physical? Maybe you are feeling fragile and are worried the treatment will involve being pulled or pushed too much?
Again the osteopath will always get your consent before hand if they feel these types of techniques might be helpful.
If you prefer to have a more gentle approach then a technique known as ‘Cranial Osteopathy’ might be right for you.
Cranial treatment is extremely gentle and relaxing yet very effective and correcting muscle and/or joint pain as well as helping to align the body.