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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Is Osteopathic treatment ever painful?

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    Dianne Zebic

    Counsellor, Psychotherapist

    Dianne Zebic has retired as of 31/01/2015 View Profile

    I agree with Dr King's response above, as many years ago I was suffering from neck and back pain and all I can say that Osteopathic treatment worked like a miracle for me. Not only did it reduce my pain levels, but also assisted in reducing my reactive depression that I had as a result from chronic pain.

    Usually after treatment I felt alot of relief, and it was one of the treatments where the Osteopath would work on for approx 50-60 minutes, compared to other treatments I tried in the past, where I would get only 20-30 minutes of manual therapy.

    One thing to remember is when you are under going any treatment it is important to let your treating therapist know if you are experiencing any pain. Usually it is the treating therapist's duty of care to ask their patient if they are experiencing any pain during and after any manual treatment therapy.

    However evey person may react differently towards any treatment, this is why is best to consult with your GP or other treating specialist prior to any treatment, and depending on the type of condition you maybe suffering from.

  • Kevin Shapiro


    17 years experience in Australia, South Africa and the United Kingdom in private practice. I specialize in the treatment of back and neck pain as … View Profile

    Manipulation can give residual treatment soreness for up to 3 days. Physiotherapy mobilization techniques can be more appropriate.

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