What will happen to me in a treatment?

When you visit an Osteopath for the first time a full history of your condition and will be taken and you will be given an examination.

You will normally be asked to remove some of your clothing and perform a simple series of movements. The Osteopath will then use a highly developed sense of touch to identify any points of weakness or excessive strain throughout the body.

The Osteopath may need to do additional tests such as taking reflexes or blood pressure. This will allow a full diagnosis and treatment plan to be developed with you.

The Osteopath may decide that 'manipulation' of a joint would help you. Before any treatment or technique is performed it will be fully explained to you, and often another technique can be used if a patient doesn’t like manipulation.