Treatment Tips - Adults

It is best to wear light, loose fitting, soft clothing for treatment (no jeans). Light pants are better than skirts.

In the first 12-24 hours after treatment avoid unnecessary lifting, bending and twisting, as well as intense exercise. Athletes, performers, and those who do physical work may not be able to avoid the above activities, but will still generally benefit from treatment.

If possible allow at least 24 hours between this treatment and any other manual modality, including massage and acupuncture.

If something is sore during the 24 hours after treatment use ice not heat. Most patients with significant pain conditions will do better avoiding hot tubs and saunas immediately after treatment.

Walking is often the best exercise after treatment.

Most patients will feel good and relaxed after treatment sometimes immediate relief occurs, but not always. Occasionally patients will feel sore after treatment or will have temporary worsening of symptoms during the first 24 hours after treatment. This is normal and is a result of the body accommodating to the changes we made. I recommend using a cool pack on affected areas if needed. Be sure to let me know how you felt at the follow up visit or call the office if you have any concerns.

Seattle DO

Stephen Cavanaugh, D.O., Manager
Osteopathic Physician
521 19th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112
(206) 325-7435

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