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Ground Floor Suite, 51 Milton Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 7JP

[near to Cricketers Pub]

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• This is similar to visiting any Registered Medical Practitioner

• The osteopath will want to know how the symptoms began and factors that affect them

• Please bring a list of any medications you take

• After a full case history is taken you will be given a postural examination and possibly asked to perform a simple series of movements

• This is followed by a structural examination to identify any problems

• You may also be given orthopaedic, neurological or circulatory examinations (e.g. reflexes, blood pressures etc.) to aid the diagnosis

 

The osteopath will explain the findings, the appropriate course of action and treatment for your specific requirements. The osteopath can also suggest exercise programmes to both improve and maintain flexibility, strength and core stability as well as advising on work space ergonomics and working practices. These measures are designed to help prevent a recurrence of your problem.

Book an appointment with Anthony Kanutin Osteopaths and you can be reassured that your symptoms will be investigated thoroughly by a skilled professional to reach an accurate evaluation.

Benefit from a range of skilled osteopathic treatments and techniques:

Effective treatment begins with an effective diagnosis

We are trained in a range of approaches and understand the need to be very gentle in many circumstances [e.g. patients with osteoporosis] or firmer when the need arises. We will always note your preference for the type of treatment you wish to receive.

 

• Joint mobilisation/manipulation

• Soft tissue massage

• High velocity thrust

• Articulation

• Muscle energy techniques

• Core stability exercises

How we assess you

• Through case history taking

• Standing postural examination [and sitting if required]

• Active movement observations

• Passive/palpation examination [i.e. feeling movement of relevant joints and the state of muscles etc.] to determine any differences from normal

• Special tests. This will be determined by what you present with e.g. we may need to perform tests for nerve damage, knee cartilage damage, interference with blood flow etc.

 

As an example regarding posture, it may be that we need to check your leg lengths if you have headaches, as a difference in leg length can cause a spinal curvature [scoliosis] further causing neck muscle tension. This may bring on the headache. Thereby tackling the neck muscles alone will not stop the problem from recurring.

Visiting an osteopath

Joint pains Low back pain

Say no to pain. Call us on

01702 332 424

We aim to tackle your problem on day 1

In the vast majority of cases, we will start treatment [having obtained your consent] immediately. On occasions, it may be necessary to seek further tests or investigations. These could include MRI Scans, blood tests, X Rays etc. We work closely with a range of providers of these services.

In the event that we feel osteopathic treatment is not your best option, we will, with your agreement, refer you to the most appropriate person.