Frequently Asked Questions

How long will it take to get better?

Your recovery is dependent on many factors Ė the problem, the length of time you have had it and your own commitment to any rehabilitation exercises and maintenance visits which your Manual Therapist may recommend.

How often do I need to come for treatment?

An average course of treatments may entail three or four visits over two or three weeks, but every case is assessed individually, and it is important to keep your appointments, and make regular visits. Discuss this with your therapist, who will explain your treatment programme to you.

Will the treatment hurt?

The adjustment is not always painless, but certainly never excessively painful. Often, immediately after the adjustment improvement is already noticeable.

Is Orthomanual treatment safe? Even if Iíve already had surgery?

Orthomanual Therapy is remarkably safe when treatment is carried out by a properly qualified practitioner. Your therapist is trained to recognise conditions which require referral elsewhere, and can treat you even after surgery

Is it always necessary to have X-rays taken?

If you already have X-rays in your possession, it advisable that you would take them along to the office . However, often these x-rays do not render the information that is useful for Dr. Sickesz. If needed additional x-rays may be ordered. In general, the treatment does not has to wait for these x-rays.

What precautions do I have to take before the treatment?

It is better not to apply cream on your skin, because this may hinder the therapistís hands.

What else do I have to take along?

You will need to bring a large towel to cover the treatment table for hygienic purposes.