Meeting expectations with your Levation Osteopathic Bodywork treatments and program.
With every treatment, program, and suggestion that I offer you, my objective is always the same – I want you to feel better. And I want you to be happy with your results.
I am here to work together with you. My goal is to:
- Provide you with treatments that help reduce pain and stiffness, bring the body back into better positioning and alignment, and reduce the negative emotions and stress that accompany having restrictions with your health and vitality.
- Guide you in constructing a home-program that is sustainable, and achieves beneficial results.
Accelerate and enhance your results by providing me with feedback – Your responsibilities as a client.
During a treatment – I am open to hearing how you are feeling throughout a treatment. Whatever sensations, emotions, thoughts that come up; positive or negative – telling me can provide me with valuable information in how I proceed with the treatment plan.
If you are uncomfortable and/or experiencing pain, then we can decide together whether this is a part of the release, or a signal to take a different approach. Your nervous system can be sending you signals that differ to what I interpret through my hands. In order to keep your treatments efficient and safe, you must speak up if your level of discomfort is too high.
Pain or discomfort after a treatment – Feeling your symptoms worsen or the emergence of new symptoms is uncommon but a possible occurrence after treatment. Understanding what is happening can help you through the process.
In an osteopathic treatment, there is a release of tension to help get your body back in good alignment, position, and with increased mobility. Sometimes the body has difficulty adjusting to this change and creates an uncomfortable reaction. This can include, pain, stiffness, feeling unbalanced or uncoordinated, and in some cases, feeling ill.
To reduce the possibility of a reaction, I construct my treatments to be integrative with your entire system. I completely understand that these occurrences are unpleasant. In most cases, the discomfort you are going through will be over in 24 to 48 hours. Sometimes this lasts longer in highly chronic cases because the relationship between the tension in the body, and the pain reaction from the nervous system, are strongly intertwined.
In any case, if the level of the symptoms is too high or lasting too long, then your must notify me and/or your doctor.
Home programs – We will be working together to create lifestyle changes to improve how you move, exercise, relax and release. My objective is always suggesting obtainable and sustainable changes in order to keep the momentum going with your program.
If any of my suggestions are having a negative impact on your progress; this includes pain, worsening of symptoms, etc., then you must discontinue with this program and contact me so we can find a solution that works. As well, because I am not present during the activities of your home program, I cannot be responsible for an injury or side effect of the prescribed activity. Thank you for your understanding.
Osteopathic Treatment and Medical Care
Levation Osteopathic Bodywork offers treatments that are designed to be complimentary with formal medical care and other therapies. In these cases, I will work along side your doctor and/or other therapists to ensure that together, we can provide you with the best results we can.
As an osteopath, craniosacral therapist, Pilates instructor and human energy field therapist, I am unable to make any medical diagnoses. All my findings from my examinations and tests are in reference to the mobility, position, and vitality of the body in a general nature. For the proper diagnosis of medical conditions, you must seek medical advice.
In order to maintain more flexibility for available appointments, especially high demand times, please cancel or change your appointment 24 hours before the scheduled time. Cancelled or changed appointments without 24 hours notice will be charged half of the scheduled time. Thank you very much for your consideration and understanding.
Treatments are recognised by EMR under Osteopathy and Craniosacral Therapy. Please clarify in advance with your health insurance provider regarding the terms of your coverage plan.
A bill addressed to you and a form for your health insurance provider will be sent by mail at the end of each month. In most circumstances with health insurance coverage, you pay Susan Richardson van Dooren directly and your health insurance provider will reimburse you.
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If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.