Your first Visit
is a way of detecting and treating damaged parts of the body such as
muscles, ligaments, nerves and joints. When the body is balanced and
efficient, just like a well tuned engine, it will function with the minimum
of wear and tear, leaving more energy for living.
General Osteopathic Council
Your first visit will last approximately an hour. In this time, the osteopath will take a case history which includes taking detailed medical history and important information about your lifestyle and diet.
Once the case history has been taken you will be asked, if required, to undress to your underwear (or if you prefer you can wear shorts) and asked to perform a series of simple movements to allow the osteopath to make a full diagnosis and an individual treatment plan.
Treatment is through a range of stretching, mobilising and manipulative techniques. With added exercises and health advice, osteopaths help to reduce the symptoms and improve your health and quality of life.
If additional treatments are required these usually last half an hour.
Do ask questions at anytime during your consultation if you are unsure.
Do I need a GP referral?
No, however, if you wish to know more or are unsure if your complaint is suitable for osteopathic treatment please call and we can advise you on the appropriate treatment, whether that might be osteopathic or otherwise.