The Growing Bones Difference:
- Longer appointment times: initial consults 60 minutes, subsequent consults 30 minutes (standard) or 45 minutes (long)
- Individualised treatment approaches
- Osteopathy for all ages: infants, children, teens + adults.
Why We Work This Way:
Longer appointment times: We enjoy our work, and like to take the time with patients. initial consults at 60 minutes allow ample time to fully understand the history of the presenting complaint, thoroughly assess the patient and ascertain the best treatment approach for the individual. Subsequent consults at 30 minutes are standard, for complex or chronic conditions, patients have the option of 45 minute subsequent consults. Longer return consults are suggested for patients:
-with complex or chronic conditions
-with three or more body areas to be treated
-who have not relied treatment for more that 6 months
Individualised treatment approaches: There is an art to osteopathy, our osteopaths use creative thinking and clinical reasoning based on 5 years university training plus years of clinical experience to develop treatment approaches for the person, not the problem. Our work stays interesting and our patients receive the best treatment to resolve their concern.
Osteopathy for all ages: The bodies of babies and children are literally sculpted by the way they use them. In our early years it is body function, body movement, environmental and muscular forces that inform structural growth. Holistic osteopathy for babies and children promotes balanced body posture and optimal body function throughout the early years to give little bodies a head start. (read more about osteopathy for babies here)
For adults, the reverse is true, our body structure is now fixed and informs the limits of body function. Our osteopaths use their hands to free up areas of structural restriction to improve pain-free body function, then movement though life becomes easy. Holistic osteopathy for adults at Growing Bones involves whole body assessment, individualised treatment and take home advice.
(read more about osteopathy for adults here)