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What happens on my first visit?

Your osteopath will take a thorough medical case history, asking you questions related to your problem/pain, about your general health, and your medical background. Any information you give us is treated confidentially.

The next step is to examine you, and you will be asked to remove your outer clothing for the examination. You may be asked to perform some simple movements to see how your body is moving. There will be hand-on examination of your muscles and joints, the osteopath will be feeling for areas of pain, tenderness, restriction etc. We will discuss what we have found, and will tailor a treatment plan to your needs.

Once we have discussed our proposed treatment plan, we can begin treatment. We will also advise on any exercises and self-help tips.

Your osteopath should make you feel at ease, and keep you informed about what they are doing. Please feel free to ask questions at any time, if you are unsure.

Follow up treatments follow a similar format. We will ask how you have been since the previous treatment, re-examination you, then continue with the treatment.