What you must remember
The Osteopathic Mechanical Link is a method of diagnosis and osteopathic treatment that is said to be systemic "since it takes into account the interdependencies of the different elements and systems that constitute the human body (anatomical, physiological) as well as the environmental factors...". It is a method that is original, as well as innovative and traditional.
As in any rigorous osteopathic approach, before treating a patient, the Osteopathic Mechanical Link practitioner must imperatively validate the pertinence of proceeding with the osteopathic treatment. In some cases, referral to a specialist, better adapted to the situation of the patient, is indicated.
It is useful to explain to patients that the body may need a certain time to adapt to the treatment and regain its balance. Reactions, such as fatigue or aches and pains, may occur during the 2 to 3 days following the treatment and before any improvement is noticeable. Generally, 2 to 3 consultations, at several weeks' intervals, may eventually be necessary for the treatment. As in any field related to health, regular follow-ups are recommended.
From a preventative perspective, in the absence of any symptom or pain and according to the level of activity of the patient, a consultation is recommended once or twice a year. The method applied in that case remains the same since the Osteopathic Mechanical Link aims to preserve and maintain, through regular care, the different balances of the body.