Please read through some of the most commonly asked questions regarding osteopathic treatment and what you can expect at your appointment. If you have any questions that are not answered below feel free to send us a message.
Frequently asked questions
How long is my appointment?
An initial assessment is between 30 minutes and 1 hour in length. There is discussion of your health history and reasons you decided to make and appointment. This is also the time for you to ask any questions.
Why is treatment so short some visits and longer other times?
Manual osteopathic treatment is not a time based therapy. We book our day in time blocks because there is a typical amount of time we usually spend with a patient. However, we only treat what we find that day, and every time you come in we need to see what has changed and adjust our thought process. The first few treatments may be longer as we get to know you and do more general treatment. As you progress and improve, we start to make smaller more impactful changes and your body can only handle a certain amount of treatment each time. We are highly trained in how to recognize when we are finished for that session.
What exactly are you doing? What can I expect during treatmet?
Firstly, treatments are always fully clothed so please wear stretchy or moveable clothing that you are comfortable in. We prefer if you have socks and t-shirts. Ladies, please avoid spaghetti strap tops or very low cut tops as well as skirts and short shorts.
What can I do after my treatment to heal faster?
NOTHING! Well, almost nothing. Please listen to our instructions at the end of the treatment and follow them EXACTLY. We do not prescribe exercises or stretches because what I am doing for you is not something you can do for yourself. Please avoid heavy weight lifting and extensive workout sessions right after treatment up to 48 hours after. Please drink a lot of water including lemon water for electrolytes and if you are sleepy, take a nap! Your body, especially in the beginning may feel good but tired, because it is wanting to do some healing for you.
Is Osteopathic Manual Therapy covered by my extended health care benefits?
The answer is YES! If you currently have extended health care benefits and have coverage for osteopathic manual therapy, ask for a receipt and all the information you need to submit to your insurance is on that receipt. For more information about whether or not your policy covers osteopathic care, please call your insurance provider or your employer for more details.
Can I come in for treatment if I am not vaccinated?
Yes! Rockwell Osteopathy DOES NOT turn away ANY patient for ANY reason. Due to current COVID restrictions, alternative locations or arrangements may have to be made if you are unvaccinated coming into the BRACEBRIDGE office. However, please do not hesitate to contact me about this issue, I am happy to accommodate and answer any questions regarding vaccination and COVID restrictions.