So you’ve made an appointment. Now what?
- After making an appointment (through the website, by e-mail or telephone), you’ll receive a confirmation e-mail. 2 days prior to the actual appointment, you’ll receive a reminder e-mail. This reminder will automatically be generated once the appointment is booked properly.
- Prior to your initial consultation, you’ll receive an e-mail containing a link, through which you’ll be able to supply your personal data (name, address, place of residence) and your medical history for my administration.
- At the beginning of the first consultation, we’ll go through your medical history together; we’ll talk about the reason for your visit and about what makes you who you are.
- After all this, I’ll start my examination. For this you’ll need to undress, but you can keep your underwear on. If this is in any way difficult or uncomfortable for you, please tell me upfront. Although it is easier for me to treat patients by being able to touch their skin directly, it is more important for you to feel at ease.
- I will first look at your posture and perform several functionality tests while you are in a standing position.
- I will next ask you to lie on the treatment table, usually on your back. I’ll form an imagine of how you are functioning by feeling your body in several places. The texture of your body indicates to me how you are doing and how your body systems are interacting. In doing so, I’m looking for a connection to your complaint, pain or problem. Usually there are several areas in the body which draw my attention, as they respond differently than I would expect based on your age and habbits.
- I will zoom in on those areas and focus on what actually deviates from average and in comparison to the rest of your body.
- Once this is clear to me, I’ll start the actual treatment. I treat the area which has drawn my attention by reconnecting it to how you are functioning as a whole person. I generally use gentle techniques from biodynamic osteopathy, but I sometimes also draw on techniques I learned at College Sutherland.
- The biodynamic techniques mostly consist of connecting to tissues, by which they become more of a unit or wholeness. Any unnatural tension can disappate at this point. Usually you’ll experience a period of profound silence, in which your body has the opportunity to reorientate itself.
- I’ll go through these steps several times during the treatment, in different areas of your body, and gradually some form of increased dynamics in your structures will arise.
- Lastly I’ll check to make sure you’ve found a new equilibrium.
- Usually we’ll schedule a new appointment after the treatment; the interval between treatments normally varies from 3 to 6 weeks.
Many people experience their treatment as a new way of looking at their complaint or problem; this in itself can already give a feeling of expansion and relaxation. Patients indicate for instance that they sleep very well after treatment.
In treating you I’m striving to help you find more freedom of movement, so that complaints and problems can be resolved. It’s important to me that your internal organs are plastic, as in expressive, and that they have motion space. I want you to experience dynamics in your cranio-sacral system and for the underlying structures to be free. I’ll also help you find a balance in biodynamic aspects, such as mobility and dynamics over your spinal column, the build-up of pressure over your vertebrae and stimulating the overall direction and dynamics of your whole system.
It usually takes 2 to 3 treatments to take care of the classic osteopathic aspects. Getting all of the biodynamic parameters in synch will require more time from both yourself and me, to bring about a shift in your system. The interval between those treatments will likely be longer, usually between 2 and 3 months. Most likely the complaints or problems will have already become more manageable by that point. Over the course of these treatments I will help you rediscover your self-healing powers and increase your sense of vitality.