When you visit us for the first time we will explain to you what will happen in your consultation. All information will be treated as confidential in accordance with standards of practice set out by The General Osteopathic Council and the Data Protection Act 1998. Treatment will only proceed with your consent.
Initially, a full case history will be taken, both about your current symptoms and past musculoskeletal history, as well as details of your general medical history and lifestyle.
You will normally be asked to undress to your underclothing and therefore it is advisable to wear something suitable and comfortable such as shorts. This is necessary in order to enable us to work effectively. Your comfort is always foremost and you are welcome to discuss what will help you feel at ease with us. You are welcome to bring a companion into the examination room.
Following this, detailed assessment of your posture and mobility will be carried out, together with any necessary clinical investigations such as taking your blood pressure. This will help to formulate a diagnosis and plan appropriate treatment for you.
We may need additional information such as blood tests but will always seek your permission before communicating with your GP.
We will discuss treatment options and explain the diagnosis resulting from the assessment.
Osteopathy is well known for it’s “hands on” approach, and treatment includes joint manipulation, deep massage and stretching applied manually.
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