Your First Visit

Osteopathy consultationYour first consultation with us will take about 45 minutes.

On arrival you will be asked to fill out a form about any existing medical conditions and we will talk to you about your present complaint, work and leisure activities to complete a full case history.

We will then examine you and using this information and a detailed knowledge of anatomy and physiology, we will explain to you why your symptoms have presented themselves in the way they have with a full and clear explanation of your condition.

Our immediate aim is to relieve your symptoms and get you out of pain. Treatment will be given at the first visit along with your specific treatment plan estimating the likely number of sessions needed to treat your condition effectively.

Treatment can include some or all of the following techniques:

Soft-tissue massage
Joint manipulation
Gentle joint stretching
Rehabilitative exercise
Medical Acupuncture
MET and PNF techniques
Cranial techniques

Osteopathy treatmentWe will then continue treatment to get to the root of your pain – which is often not where the symptoms are.

In this way we will sort out the cause and prevent your problems from recurring in the future, rather than just giving symptomatic relief. Remember …..  it may be bliss when your osteopath has taken all your pain away, but it will probably come back unless the other contributing factors are addressed.

Please feel free to ask us any questions, no matter how trivial they seem. It is your body and if you understand why your symptoms exist this will aid in return to your recovery.