When you visit an Osteopath for the first time a full case history will be taken and you will be given an examination. You will be asked to remove some of your clothing and to perform a simple series of movements. The Osteopath will then use a highly developed sense of touch, called palpation, to identify any points of weakness or excessive strain in the body.
The Osteopath may need additional investigations such as X-ray or blood tests. This will allow a full diagnosis and suitable treatment plan to be developed with you. Osteopathy is patient-centered, which means the treatment is geared to you as an individual.