Osteopathy – Consultation
What to expect when visiting an Osteopath.
On your first visit to the osteopath you will be asked to discuss the symptoms you are experiencing and a full medical history/consultation will be taken. The osteopath will then carry out any relevant examinations using his or her highly developed sense of touch and clinical examinations to identify any points of weakness or excessive strain throughout the body. The osteopath may need to send the patient for additional investigations such as x-ray or blood tests or referral to a GP .
You will be consulted throughout your examination and treatment and encouraged to ask questions and give feedback whenever you wish at any visit. Please let the Osteopath know if you have any concerns or worries so that they can answer your queries and change your session accordingly.
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What is Osteopathic Treatment?
Osteopathic treatment consists of gentle manipulation of muscles, ligaments and joints where appropriate. Soft tissue massage techniques are used to address areas of muscle tension. Advice will be given on how to speed recovery and reduce the risk of re-injury.
What should I wear when visiting the Osteopath?
When seeing an Osteopath you will normally be asked to undress down to your underwear so that the Osteopath can clearly see your area of discomfort. Please feel free to bring shorts if you prefer. Please let the Osteopath know if you are concerned about undressing as they will suggest alternative options for you to consider like covering up with a towel or remaining dressed. We want you to feel comfortable at all times when you visit so please let us know if you are uncomfortable at so we can address your concerns immediately.
What should I take to my Osteopathic consultation?
To help the Osteopath screen you fully prior to treatment please bring in any details of medications and previous investigations eg x-rays, MRI scans, blood tests.