How We Treat
First, we take a detailed Medical History: this is essential – not only to ensure that we are aware of the full chronology of your health problems and concerns as well as of any past treatments you may have received (including any medications you have been prescribed) but also because this often helps us to identify the origins of a particular condition or the reasons why it has become a prolonged or chronic problem.
We then conduct a full Physical Examination, which starts with the spine and moves through all of the joints, each of which are checked individually to ascertain any parts of the body that may be misaligned or weakened or may have moved into an incorrect position due to accident, injury, poor posture or as a result of other causes.
During the examination, details of how the mechanics of the body can impact on a person's health and fitness are discussed, so that the patient can begin to understand how the physical functions of the body work together and a full Treatment Programme is then produced in consultation with the patient.
Depending on the specific nature of your condition (as well as other factors, such as your age and general fitness) treatment usually takes the following course:
1. Bone Alignment - Hakchang Sharu Polang Semba
Whole spine and all joints: starting at the base of the spine each vertebra is realigned, the doctor attempts to achieve most of this in the first session but some conditions require more time to create space within the spine and the final positioning may not be achieved until later in the course of treatment. Once the doctor has worked through the spine he must check and reposition each and every joint in the body to correspond with the new spinal position. This is not a painful procedure but it does require physical and emotional commitment on the part of the patient, meaning that most clients feel very tired post-treatment and need to rest for a few days afterwards. When this part of the treatment is going on the patient will be given guidance as to what they can and cannot do.
2. Tendon Alignment - Shingli Naori Mapham Tahanba
Once the doctor is happy with the new position of the spine and joints in the body all the corresponding tendons need also to be released and encouraged to a more stable position. The time and amount of work that must be carried out will depend on each patient's level of tendon injury. For some patients this can be uncomfortable most commonly for those suffering with sciatica, spinal disc, hip, shoulder and neck problems.
3. Other Related Conditions
Once the initial bone and tendon treatment is undertaken treatment for other problems that the patient may be suffering from is carried out. Spinal disorders can cause issues in the body such as digestive disorders, kidney and liver function, heart and lung problems. Treatment for these related conditions is usually a combination of physical manipulation and natural medicines.
4. Medicine - Ayurvedtritha and Maibarol Hidak
Using plants and herbs some of which we grow ourselves and other Ayurvedic medicine, patients are given a number of natural medicines and treatments to assist the process of the body healing and becoming stable in its new position.
5. Rehabilitation - Haksel Kanglon
Patients then undergo an extensive rehabilitation (stretching) programme. These exercises are based on an ancient form of martial art stretching which has been adapted by the Bone and Body Clinic™ to encourage and allow the tendons and muscles to find a stable and correct position in the body. When injury occurs and a joint is misaligned connective tissue is forced to find new positioning within the body and may for example lengthen or shorten, it will then need to change in order for a realigned joint to stay in position. In order for this treatment to be effective and enduring, the rehabilitation process is crucial. Throughout this part of the treatment, patients are continually checked and they may receive further alignment therapy and/or different medicinal remedies to assist with the process of rehabilitation.
6. Post Treatment
Each patient's treatment schedule is devised to take a patient to a position of stability. They are given a rehabilitation programme to continue when they leave the clinic. Patients may be asked to return for a check-up within one year of treatment being completed.
How long does the treatment take?
The duration of your treatment will depend on a number of factors such as age, general health and fitness, type of injury, etc. Usually there is a minimum treatment time of around two weeks but typically for serious conditions such as scoliosis a minimum of four weeks are required.
How much does the treatment cost?
The cost of treatment depends on the complexity of the problem and the amount of time the treatment takes. For detailed information about treatment fees, Contact us so that we can make a preliminary assessment of your condition and needs.
However, please note that an accurate estimate can only be provided following a full physical assessment.