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What to expect during your treatment.

Appointments: Ben O' Hara will allocate up to 1 hour for your first appointment and follow up treatments will last between 30 to 40 minutes.

Initially an accurate diagnosis is the prerequisite of successful and safe treatment. On a patient's first visit, a diagnosis is reached by taking a detailed case history, which includes the present complaint and past medical history. A thorough physical examination will follow incorporating orthopaedic and neurological tests that may require the removal of some clothing. When the Osteopath has made a diagnosis and is satisfied that osteopathic care is indicated, treatment will begin. If the Osteopath considers Osteopathic treatment to be unsuitable, the patient will be referred to his / her doctor. Treatment is based on the individual needs of each patient. Treatment techniques, which may be used, include methods for stretching tissues, passive repeated joint movement, and manipulative techniques to restore mobility and function to a joint. Passive movements against resistance may also be used to restore joint mobility, quality and range.

Receipts for tax and medical insurance providers etc. are available. Most Irish medical insurance providers cover Osteopathy treatments.

A consultation with Ben O' Hara BSc (HONS) OST, MOCI, is €80.

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