The key to succesful treatment relies in careful and accurate diagnosis along with the skilful application of osteopathic technique tailored to the patient`s needs in order to adress the underlying cause of a condition.
Your initial consultation
During your first visit , a full medical history will be taken, an examinanation performed, the diagnosis and treatment plan will be discussed before treatment is given. Questions you may wish to ask at any stage of the procedure will be answered to the best of our abilities.The initial visit will take about 1 hour.
The practitioner will ask you questions about the problem that you have come in to consult him/her about, the symptoms, when they developped and any changes in either the symptoms or your general health since the onset of the problem.
Then you body will be examined through general observation, postural evaluation, palpation for muscle tone and joint motion. Any appropriate tests, such as taking your reflexes or blood pressure, will be performed.
Please wear loose fitting comfortable clothing such as a track suit or shorts for your session. You may be advised to undress to your underwear depending on how comfortable you feel with this. It is still possible to treat you fully dressed, if you prefer.