Even though you are generally in good health and have an active and healthy lifestyle, you recently found yourself burdened with daily pain.
Or maybe you’ve recently been diagnosed with a chronic condition and want to find a solution to help you cope.
Be it joint pain, rheumatic pain, or even the result of an injury that never quite healed, you’ve decided to get rid of it for good. Naturally, you find yourself asking how to find the best osteopath.
Since you’ve decided to give osteopathy a try you find yourself looking at a great amount of information online, but in the end it all comes down to treating your condition and putting you back on your feet in the matter of a couple of sessions!
But what is osteopathy? What can it treat? And how do you find and recognise the best osteopath for you?
What Is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a form of physical therapy that aims at treating and preventing health problems. The main principle of osteopathy is that all body parts are connected and the treatment of one will benefit the whole body. Osteopaths believe the human body to have the ability of self healing, once the musculo-skeletal system is properly aligned. So when you think you’re just tackling that annoying lower back pain through manipulation and massage, you’re actually taking a step in improving the general health of your whole system.
This is one of the reasons that make osteopathy the right choice for treating chronic and systemic conditions such as fibromyalgia or chronic pain.
How Do I Find The Best Osteopath?
Osteopathy is a medical field protected by law and all osteopaths must be registered professionals. Before you see one, make sure to check their credentials online.
An osteopath is a highly trained medical professional who holds a relevant degree and a great number of hours of training.
All osteopaths can diagnose and treat most disorders involving the musculo-skeletal system.
During the appointment, your osteopath will ask you questions about your lifestyle, your health and the reason for the consultation; after that they will want to run a thorough physical examination to determine the right treatment for you.
That being said, you are the one who has to decide which osteopath is the best for you and your problem.
You might want to look for an osteopath with relevant expertise in a particular condition, if you have one, or instead choose one with more years of experience and a wider knowledge of the field because you don’t have a diagnosis yet.
Our resident osteopath, for example, is highly skilled in assessing and treating women’s health problems, among the other things.
Booking An Appointment…
Finding the best osteopath might take time, but we surely can help you with that!
To book your first assessment with our osteopath give us a call on 01606 45077 or simply make your appointment using the online form here.
We are located in the heart of Northwich, in Cheshire.