How often should I see an osteopath?
This can vary, depending on your general health, and the physical demands you place on your body.
Optimal functioning and health of your muscles, joints, and bones depends on:
- Balanced diet
- Regular exercise or movement
- Adequate rest
- Nourishing relationships (which helps to maintain physical and emotional health)
If you are able to invest time and energy into those things that maintain good health a periodic check-up and osteopathic treatment can help to keep your body functioning well. Many people in this category find that a treatment every 4-6 weeks keeps them feeling great, allowing them to continue to work and play as desired.
If you are unable to invest time and energy into those things that maintain good health, or through other factors such as work or sport related overuse, aging, or injury, more regular osteopathic treatment may help to reduce your pain, and improve your quality and ease of movement. People in this situation often find that a treatment once per week for 3-4 weeks, followed by regular monthly treatments can help to manage and improve their symptoms.
As a university trained registered health professional, your osteopath is trained to assist you in the maintenance and improvement of your physical movement and functioning, via hand-on treatment, dietary and lifestyle advise, and advise on specific stretches and exercises that you can do to help to keep your body moving and feeling well.