We understand that online consultations may seem at odds with what many people perceive hands-on osteopathic consultations to be about and you may even be wondering how we can help when we aren’t working directly with your body?
Well, the good news is that there are lots of ways we can help! For us, the most important thing is that we are supporting you in your health and wellbeing and we believe that offering telehealth services is an important part of helping you stay on track with your health goals.
For the most part, we believe people will find more similarities than differences between online osteopathy sessions and an in-person sessions.
During your online session we will:
Take your history as per normal – We will ask all the normal questions about what is happening. They may ask you to point, describe or discuss your symptoms just as we normally would. The reason we ask these questions in every consultation is because it allows us to ascertain what is going on so that we can formulate a management plan for you!
We will examine your range of motion – In the clinic room, we normally get you up and ask you to bend here, twist there, stand on one leg etc. All of these movements are a part of our assessment of your problem. This shows us regions that aren’t moving great and where the problem is most likely to be coming from. For your online consultation, we will ask you to get up and do some of these movements. They may ask you to do a movement that causes you pain. All of this allows us to gather more information about you.
Your treatment – At the clinic, you would typically experience some manual therapy time. For your online consultation we can still offer a version of manual therapy but instead of being us putting our hands on you, we will help talk you through some stretches, exercises or self treatment techniques to help your body get back on track. Our team will work through the region that they normally would, just using a different method of delivery.