Osteopaths use a wide range of techniques when treating. It is generally recognised that coaxing the body to change is more effective and yields more long term results than forcing it to change. Given this, osteopathic treatments are usually less painful than other forms of treatment. Osteopaths use gentle but effective techniques when working manually. These include cranial and soft tissue treatments and the articulation and manipulation of muscles and joints.
Your Osteopath will personalise the technique and choose the treatment that best suits your needs.
This will depend on factors such as:
- Your body type
- Your medical history and results of the physical assessment undertaken by your Practitioner
- The reason for the treatment
- Your personal preferences for certain types of treatment/ techniques