What to expect when you visit the osteopath
During your first consultation, your osteopath will take a thorough history of the complaint. We also ask relevant questions about your past medical and general health history.
To assess the problem, your osteopath will look at your posture and mobility. We will assess the muscle tone in the area and palpate or feel the movement of the joints.
After developing a working diagnosis, whether is back treatment or neck pain we will explain what we intend to do and then we'll treat the problem with a variety of hands-on techniques such as those described above.
Often we will send you home with some advice regarding posture, ergonomics, and stretching and/or strengthening exercises.
Initial consultations take 40-60 mins, with a return consultation taking 30 mins.