St Albans Osteopath Harpenden Radlett

What is an Osteopathic Treatment?

Osteopathic principles

Depending on the patient and the osteopath, osteopathic treatments can vary in content. However, the principles of osteopathy are consistently applied by all osteopaths.

Osteopathy follows a set of principles; these are outlined on the TMO Methodology page. The osteopathic principles are integrated into our methodology alongside other concepts from exercise and naturopathy.

Osteopathic treatment

When planning a patient treatment, we consider, what will be effective in treating the patient’s condition, and what is safe for the patient.

Patient preference is a primary consideration that may influence the patient’s treatment. However, this can never override an osteopathic rationale and treatment efficacy.

An example of how this may affect a patient’s treatment is medical acupuncture. It may be felt that medical acupuncture is an appropriate modality to treat a patient’s lower back pain. But if the patient has a needle phobia, they would unlikely agree to medical acupuncture in their treatment. In this case, alternative treatments would be offered.

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