|·||You will be seen by a fully qualified and registered osteopath|
|·||Your first appointment will last for approximately 30-45 minutes, follow-up|
appointments will last 30 minutes.
|·||Your osteopath needs to know about your health, past and present and you|
will be asked detailed questions about your complaint, medical history, general
|·||The osteopath will carry out a careful physical examination sometimes incorporating medical equipment to help with the diagnosis.|
|·||Your osteopath will normally ask you to remove some of your clothing and perform a simple series of movements.|
|·||If you choose, you may have a friend or relative present during the appointment.|
|·||The osteopath will use touch to identify points of weakness or excessive strain in your body.|
|·||You will usually be treated lying on a treatment couch.|
rhythmic joint movements and muscle release techniques. They may also carry out spinal manipulations. These are short, quick
movements to joints in order to help restore normal joint function and mobility.
|·||Your osteopath may show you exercises to do at home and suggest ways you can improve your posture.|
treatments. For acute pain, one or two treatments may be enough.
and talk with your osteopath if you have any concerns.