Your first consultation will take up to one hour.
We will ask detailed questions about your problem as well as questions about your general health and medical history This will help us have a clear understanding of your problem as well other factors contributing to it.
We will watch you move whilst performing simple movements such as walking and bending after which we will do a physical examination to find precisely which joints, ligaments and muscles are painful, stiff, and restricted. We will also examine other areas that may be contributing to your current difficulty. Special tests may be used to confirm a diagnosis
Osteopaths use their refined sense of touch anatomical knowledge to find areas of altered tissue texture such as swelling, inflammation, heat, and tension to help understand the problem.
At the end of the session we will be able to offer a diagnosis and offer you a treatment plan for your condition. We will do some hands on treatment as time permits.
If your diagnosis requires further investigation we will refer you to another practitioner for tests or treatment or for imaging if necessary.
Please bring any scans, results or medication lists that you have.
How long are treatments?
Treatment times are up to 1 hour for initial treatments and 40 minutes for subsequent treatments.
How many treatments will I need?
Each patient is different and therefore will respond to treatment in their own way. Many people will notice an improvement in one or two treatments. As a general rule most patients need only 3-6 treatments and some may prefer to have ongoing treatments at regular intervals. People with chronic or longstanding problems may benefit from more extended treatment schedules.
There are several factors that may influence your speed of recovery for example:
How long you have had the condition or symptoms.
Previous injuries to the area.
Your general health.