1. Initial Consultation:
Typically 1 hour in duration, this will incorporate a thorough assessment and treatment of your pain and stiffness.
2. The Treatment Plan:
The best ways for you to manage your pain and stiffness (and minimise its reoccurrence) will be discussed with you throughout your consultation to ensure you understand how best to manage your pain, stiffness, or injury.
3. The Treatment:
There will be similarities between your Osteopathic and Myotherapy Consultations, as both professions address the structure (Anatomy & Physiology) and function (Biomechanics) of the body and how this is altered with pain or injury.
It is quite normal to feel a little sore or tender after your myotherapy treatment. The soreness can feel like bruising or DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) that you may have experienced if you have exercised quite hard, or commenced an exercise regime that is new to you. This soreness is usually felt differently from your familiar pain and will settle usually within the next 2-3 days.
Initially you should feel a little better after your treatment, but some people experience immediate tenderness, some people feel tender for the next 2-3 days and some people don’t feel any tenderness at all. If your treatment includes dry-needling you may feel a very slight sensation during superficial dry needling, however, deep tissue dry needling may be felt a little more.
• Dry needling:
Needles may also be used if appropriate – and when this is the case, a feeling of warmth, dullness, a sensation travelling away from the needle, or itchiness may be experienced. No Bleeding is expected, however.
A feeling of itchiness or a sensation of the needle still being present may be felt once the needle is removed and sometimes a bruise maybe develop after withdrawing the needle.