What to expect
The first consultation will last around 1 hour. Initially a detailed case history will be taken. If you have any medical reports or scans, please bring them in with you. Secondly, a detailed clinical examination an osteopathic diagnosis will be made. If appropriate, a treatment plan will be discussed with you. In the event osteopathic medicine is not considered indicated, you will be referred to the appropriate health care practitioner for further investigations. The goal of the first consultation is primarily to come to a working diagnosis and not the treatment itself. The following consultations will be mainly focussed on treatment and can last between 30 and approximately 50 minutes depending on your problem.
Generally a first consultation will not include an internal gynaecologic examination. If an internal examination is considered necessary it will be discussed with you so that you have time to think about it before the next consultation. Please note: the examination is performed in underwear.
Case history & Examination
Treatment or referral
Osteopathic medicine is a form of manual medicine. Techniques include e.g. joint manipulation, fascia, joints and viscera mobilisation, soft tissue releases, muscle energy techniques, craniosacral techniques, etc. Occasionally internal techniques (intraoral, per vagina o rectum) might be suggested to you when considered indicated. These techniques will be explained to you in detail beforehand.
Depending on your diagnosis you might also be given specific advice or further diagnostic procedures discussed with you. In order to offer the best possible patient management Ms Ramsauer works closely with medical specialists such as gynaecologists, functional medicine specialists, midwives, Chinese medicine therapists as well as other therapists and labs in and around Zürich.