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Osteopathic treatment: What to expect and what to do afterwards?

The primary goal of an osteopathic treatment is to give your the body the capacity to rebalance itself. This principle is called “self-healing “. As such this may induce certain feelings in your body. In this blog, I outline what to expect after an osteopathic treatment and furthermore do’s and don’t afterwards.

What to expect after osteopathic treatment?

After a session, different areas that were locked will again find their mobility. Your body will furnish more energy to integrate the treatment and fight against the inflammation. That is why you may feel tired after a session.

Your body continues to heal after a session. You will typically feel an improvement after a few days or sometimes a few weeks. In the first few day’s after the treatment tense areas will begin to relax and you can feel pain like achiness. Sometimes it could be more painful/stronger than before, or you can have other pain or other symptoms that may appear. Don’t be surprised, keep calm, your body is still working! Usually, these symptoms will persist for 2-3 days, but sometimes it could be present for one week, depending on the patient, their medical history, or stress level. In the next few weeks, your body should continue to attain balance. Usually, your body needs about 3-4 weeks to relieve the pain. Sometimes you’ll still feel an imbalance, and this is the moment to book another appointment.

Usually, these symptoms will persist for 2-3 days, but sometimes it could be present for one week, depending on the patient, their medical history, or stress level. In the next few weeks, your body should continue to attain balance. Usually, your body needs about 3-4 weeks to relieve the pain. Sometimes you’ll still feel an imbalance, and this is the moment to book another appointment.

In the next few weeks, your body should continue to attain balance. Usually, your body needs about 3-4 weeks to relieve the pain. Sometimes you’ll still feel an imbalance, and this is the moment to book another appointment.

What to do after your osteopathic treatment?

Drink some water

Drinking water will help your joints, muscles, ligaments and bones to integrate the treatment better. If you do not usually drink much water, try keeping a 50cl bottle of water with you during the day. Your goal is to drink the bottle during the morning (by small gulps). Refill it at lunch time and drink it during the afternoon. By the end of the day, you will have drunk at least 1L. You will also consume water in your food. It is necessary to drink between 1,5 and 2L per day.

Avoid exercising after the session

After a session your body has to adapt by itself, so allow it to rest for about 48h. If you have a demanding work/job, try to book your appointment the day before your weekend or a day off.

Take care of your body

Avoid bad postures, long car journeys, and activities high-level pressure for example amusement parks.

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