Dominick Hussey developed this approach over his more than 20 years of clinical experience.
How is Functional Osteopathy distinct from other kinds of Osteopathy?
Unlike other kinds of Osteopathy that treat your physical body, the concern of Functional Osteopathy is also with restoring your physiology and emotions, and how they may be affecting your symptoms.
What ailments can be improved by Functional Osteopathy?
Functional Osteopathy is excellent for helping persistent or long-standing physical ailments that have not responded to other physical therapies, including chiropractic, massage therapy, different types of osteopathy, and physiotherapy.
How do Functional Osteopaths Work?
Dominick works less with his hands than other Osteopathic practitioners.
He understands that if the body is manifesting symptoms, then he must analyse which physical, physiological and emotional factors are the root cause.
Functional Osteopathy is very much a collaboration in healing and is more about Dominick guiding the client through a journey towards healing.
What occurs during the initial appointment?
The objective of the first appointment is principally to collect information with some treatment. This process will entail Dominick taking a complete medical history and a physical exam. After the collection process, Dominick will tell you:
- The nature of your symptoms?
- The cause(s)?
- If functional osteopathy is a suitable and safe approach to treat your problem.
- How many treatments you will require to resolve your problem.
Depending on time, there may be limited hands-on treatment during the initial appointment.
The follow-up visit, if appropriate, include more hands-on treatment.
How many follow-up appointments will I need?
On average, you will require between 6 - 8 appointments.
How long are the appointments?
Initial appointments are 60 minutes, and follow-up appointments are 15-30 minutes long but may be longer.
What should I wear in appointments?
We recommend that you wear loose, comfortable clothing. You may also wish to bring a pair of shorts and a sports bra for each appointment.