Everything you need to know about your appointment.
What should I expect from my first session? The first session is usually a little longer to allow adequate time for patient-therapist discussion. It will always begin with a complete health history and discussion of the problem(s) and goal(s) with the patient, full assessment, treatment plans and expectations from the therapist, and the first step in the treatment. Ongoing sessions will likely be shorter, depending on the number of problems and systems of the body to address, with time spent reassessing, discussing and treating.
Is there anything I should bring to my session? There is nothing required for the first visit, and usually any subsequent visit unless specified. It is requested that the patient wears comfortable, unrestricted clothes they can move in.
What should I expect from an Osteopathic adjustment? Unlike Chiropractic adjustments, Osteopathic adjustments are soft and require little force—meaning no high velocity movements, little pain and far fewer ‘cracks’. The patient is in complete control of the contraction that allows for the adjustment. The patient may feel a mild stretch when the practitioner sets them in the proper position. Sometimes there is a sensation of movement when structures realign, but often it is too subtle to feel or hear.