What happens when I visit an Osteopath?

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.

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You are welcome to bring a chaperone with you to the first or any subsequent visits.

It is common to feel sore post treatment. The pain may have moved or changed in some way.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you are worried and want to discuss these symptoms.

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