Are you being given the correct diagnosis?

Are you being given the correct diagnosis?

Are you being given the correct diagnosis?

The correct diagnosis is pivotal in getting you back to your best.

We’ve encountered some perplexing diagnoses during our time practicing, and unfortunately, they can sometimes be amusing. Often, these diagnoses stem from practitioners with limited knowledge who resort to scaring patients or making them feel dependent on the practitioner. Phrases like “your pelvis is out of line,” “you have a slipped disc,” and “your glutes don’t fire” are common examples. We generally advise our patients that if they hear such statements, it’s best to leave the clinic, as the practitioner’s lack of knowledge could lead to potentially dangerous practices.

Your glutes will “fire,” or activate, unless the nerves connected to them are entirely inactive. While your glutes might be weaker than you’d like or strained, they will still activate unless there’s a lower or upper motor neuron lesion. As for the pelvis, everyone has anatomical differences, and it’s natural for the pelvis to be slightly misaligned. The human body is unique, and variations in anatomy are what make us individual. The term “slipped disc” is also misleading, as discs do not actually slip. The spine is a strong, rigid structure, and the term “slipped disc” is often a misrepresentation of a disc issue such as a bulge or herniation.

At Correct Osteo Clinic, we pride ourselves on providing our patients with comprehensive information so they can fully understand their body’s condition. We aim to work together as a team, empowering you to help yourself both during and after appointments. More importantly we aim to always give the correct diagnosis, referring for a private scan if needed. If you have any questions or need further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Osteopathy works with the structure and function of the body, and is based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments, viscera and connective tissues functioning smoothly together Osteopathy takes a holistic, whole-body approach to healthcare.