Yaron Konigsberg, Osteopath

MSc in Pain Science (Kings College London), M.Ost (Greenwich University) DO

 

To arrange an appointment, please call: 050-2270480

Or email: osteopathyinisrael@gmail.com

 

Clinic in Ramat Aviv

Your first visit

 

Osteopaths consider each person as an individual. On your first visit, the osteopath will spend time taking a detailed medical history including important information about your lifestyle and environment. You will normally be asked to expose the area that is sore and perform a few simple movements. A series of orthopaedic, neurological and osteopathic tests may then be carried out. This will allow a full diagnosis and treatment plan tailored to your individual needs.

 

 

Your osteopath will, after a full conventional diagnosis and your informed consent, use a combination of joint mobilisation, spinal manipulation and dry needling (western medical acupuncture) techniques to optimize pain reduction and increase function. You will also be given rehabilitation exercises and lifestyle advice in order for you to become capable of self-managing your condition in the future.

 

 

Because of the physical nature of the treatment, it is not unusual to sometimes feel sore in the first 24-48 hours after treatment. Your osteopath will explain any likely reactions that you could expect. If you have any concerns it is important to contact the osteopath and ask their advice. It may require more than one visit before your problem is resolved. The osteopath will review your progress at each subsequent visit and seek your consent to any changes to your treatment plan.

 

 

Your osteopath should make you feel at ease and communicate what he or she is doing. Do ask questions at anytime during your consultation if you are unsure. You are always welcome to bring a chaperone. Please note, if you are under 18 you must bring an adult chaperone to all consultations.

 

 

Onward referral

 

If Yaron feels that your presenting complaint lies outside of the remit of osteopathic professional training then he will write to the appropriate health care professional with a letter explaining his findings. This is so that you can receive the best care from the right person. Good management of your presenting complaint can be achieved through collaborative inter-disciplinary work with every party playing to their strengths. Yaron regularly writes letters to family doctors and consultants informing them of his findings and to request further investigations if required, such as MRI’s.

 

 

FAQs

 

  • What should I wear?

 

As with any medical examination, you will probably be asked to expose the area that hurts and possibly to undress to your underwear, so please wear something you are comfortable in.

 

  • Can I bring a friend or relative?

 

Yes – if you wish, you can have someone present throughout your consultation and treatment.

 

  • Does it hurt?

 

Some soft tissue treatment may cause discomfort during or following treatment. Your osteopath will tell you what to expect, and will want you to let them know if you are in pain.  You may feel a little stiff or sore after treatment. This is a normal, healthy response to the treatment.

 

  • How many treatments will I need?

 

The number of treatments you need depends on your condition. I aim to keep your appointments to a minimum. I will be able to tell you within a short period of time whether I can treat you or if I need to refer you to someone else.