If you're a first-time client at Trinitas Osteopathic Clinic, you'll need to give us some information about your background, medical history and the nature of your condition. This is so that we can provide the best possible care, tailored to your specific circumstances.
We'll have some brief paperwork for you to fill in on your first visit. This paperwork provides us with general information about you and your condition.
During your first consultation with the osteopath, you'll discuss any health-related issues and concerns. You'll also learn about potential treatment options.
In order to pinpoint your problem, the osteopath will ask you a number of questions related to your condition. For the examination you may be required to disrobe to your underwear ( it is advised to wear shorts for males and shorts and a strappy vest for females. A variety of targeted tests will be performed to determine which tissues are affected and to what extent. A diagnosis will be discussed as well as a treatment plan and prognosis.
Your specific condition may require us to refer to another practitoner or to your general practitioner either to rule out more serious conditions or to assist us in assessing the most effective treatment plan for you.
Once the examination is complete, patients will generally have their first treatment during this same visit. This may include a variety of treatment modalities will be used from soft tissue massage, neuromuscular and trigger point inhibition, muscle energy techniques, positional release, cranial sacral therpay, mobilisation, acupuncture and joint manipulation. All treatment options will be discussed with you prior to treatment. Please feel free to ask any questions regarding these treatment modalities at your appointment.
Before leaving, you'll be given instructions on certain activities or procedures to be carried out at home. This may include ice or heat applications, avoidance of certain activities or positions, as well as home exercises.
We arrange our treatments around your schedule. Generally speaking, patients are seen within 1 week of their first consulatation and prognosis will be discussed and you will be provided with a complete review of findings at each consultation. Treatment options for your condition will also be discussed, monitored and adjusted with your consent at each consultation. Regular treatment is essential to the process for long term conditions and can be discussed in more detail during your consultations but often a regular treatment plan advisable such as monthly or 6 weekly and this will be tailored to your needs.
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