What is Osteopathy?
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What should I expect from my first Osteopathy appointment?
- You will be seen by a qualified osteopath, registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOSC). Our aim is to provide you with an accurate assessment of your problem and as speedy a recovery as possible.
- You are asked to complete a registration form ahead of your appointment, either online or in the clinic. During the appointment your osteopath will ask you some questions about your complaint, medical history, general health and any medication you may be taking.
- To help the osteopath understand and assess your condition, you may be asked to perform simple movements and further assessment may be conducted while you lie on an examination couch. If you have any concerns at any time during the appointment you can ask the osteopath to stop the treatment and explain anything he/she does. The osteopath may also take your blood pressure and test reflexes, joint mobility and muscle strength.
- The osteopath will make a diagnosis, which he/she will discuss with you and in most cases some treatment will be given, but if the osteopath does not believe you will benefit from osteopathic treatment he/she will explain why.
- After treatment, your osteopath will give you further advice regarding the management of your condition. It may take several sessions before your condition is relieved.