What does Osteopathic treatment involve?

After a full assessment, an Osteopath will begin treatment. Osteopaths work with their hands but there is no fixed way for treatment. Every Osteopath will develop his/her own style of treatment. Treatments will often include some soft tissue techniques, with passive mobilisation of the joints, to stretch and improve the range of movement. Most Osteopaths will use Osteopathic manipulation techniques to mobilise specific joints. The joint may ‘click’, and the patient usually experiences relief when this happens. The session can last for approximately half an hour.

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