TREATMENT PROCEDURE

Case History & Examination

  • Your first consultation & treatment  will last for 45 minutes.

  • I will need to know about your health (past and present) which will require asking detailed questions about your complaint, medical history, general health, and any medication you may be taking.

  • A careful physical examination will be undertaken which sometimes incorporates medical equipment to aid diagnosis.

  • You may be asked to remove some of your clothing and perform a series of simple movements. A balance is always sought to respect your dignity while still allowing the examination to take place.

  • If you wish, you may have a friend or relative present during the appointment.

  • Towelling is provided to cover body areas that once assessed do not require further examination or treatment.

Treatment

  • Osteopaths use their heightened sense of touch to identify points of weakness or excessive strain in the body. You will normally be treated while lying on a treatment couch.

  • Treatment usually involves a range of gentle, non-invasive, manual techniques – which in practical terms means a combination of soft-tissue massage, joint articulation and in some instances joint mobilisation.

  • You may be shown exercises to do at home or suggestions may be made to improve your posture.

  • The number of treatments will depend on your condition.

  • After treatment you may feel slightly stiff or sore for a few hours. If you are concerned feel free to contact me on +44 (0) 791 3850346

Consent

  • Examination and treatment cannot be carried out without your consent. If you wish to withdraw your consent at any point during the consultation you may do so.