Generally, Osteopathy requires a few sessions to fully understand the problem and to help fully restore the body to where it would like to be. We may only see a patient once a week in the early stages and even less so as the injury heals, so a big part of the treatment is what is happens away from the clinic. It is estimated that 40-50% of our symptoms are due to social factors and our environment within which we live. So stress, overwork, poor diet, lack of exercise all have a huge impact on us and our bodies. I will give you advice on how to manage this area in as realistic a way as possible to help reduce the likelihood of you requiring further treatment. This advice may range from a simple hot/cold compress or very specific exercise to a recommended pilates class or a change in your work pattern, all of which in someway will help reduce your symptoms.