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Frequently Asked Questions

Q What happens at the first consultation?

Everyone needs an initial consultation to establish the cause of the problem and determine the appropriate treatment.

This involves a comprehensive review of your medical history and a thorough physical examination – your osteopath asks you to perform a series of simple movements to identify any painful or problem areas.

Generally, this involves undressing to your underwear, so that your structural imbalance, spinal and joint mobility can be fully assessed.

This initial examination may also include some medical tests, such as checking blood pressure. If necessary, blood tests or X-rays may be recommended to provide a full understanding of your condition.

Q What happens during treatment?


Following that consultation (which lasts 45 minutes to an hour), your osteopath will agree a treatment plan (and timescale), according to your individual needs.

Thereafter, a session of treatment (usually 30 to 40 minutes) involves a combination of techniques: joint mobilisation, rhythmical articulation, stretching, deep tissue massage and cranial manipulation.

Q How can I expect to feel after treatment?


A session of osteopathic treatment is relaxing. You will usually enjoy immediate pain relief, depending on your particular problems.

Some people may occasionally experience temporary stiffness after treatment, which is normal. This usually settles within a day or so.

 

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