What to expect in an Osteopathy Consultation

Medical History:
During your initial visit the osteopath will gather detailed information about your medical history, including any past injuries, surgeries, medical conditions, and current symptoms.

Physical Examination:
With your consent, the osteopath will then perform a physical examination, which is likely to involve the osteopath touching the areas of your body that are experiencing pain and asking you to move around. They may also look at test results, x-rays and scan reports if these are available.This examination is conducted to assess your posture, range of motion, muscle strength, and any areas of tension or discomfort. This examination helps the osteopath identify specific areas of concern and develop a tailored treatment plan.

Discussion of Symptoms:
You’ll have the opportunity to discuss your current symptoms, including when they started, how they affect your daily activities, and any factors that worsen or alleviate them. This information guides the osteopath in understanding the nature and severity of your condition.

Treatment Plan:
Based on the information gathered from the medical history and physical examination, the osteopath will discuss a personalized treatment plan with you. This may include manual techniques such as massage, manipulation, stretching exercises, and lifestyle recommendations aimed at addressing your symptoms and promoting overall well-being.

Advice & Aftercare :
We will  provide education about your condition and offer advice on self-care strategies, ergonomics, posture correction, exercise, and injury prevention.
If the osteopath believes that your condition would not be improved with osteopathic treatment, they will refer you to your GP or another suitably qualified professional and may provide you with notes explaining their diagnosis and why they feel osteopathic treatment would not help you.