What to expect on your initial consultation?
What an initial osteopathic consultation consists of is a medical case history where symptoms are discussed in addition to previous medical conditions. If you have any recent X rays, MRIs or other forms of imaging please bring the report to your consultation. Following this, your osteopath will examine you. Depending on the area of compliant, you may need to dress down slightly. This will include detailed physical examination and orthopaedic testing. Your osteopath will then discuss with you a report of findings which includes a thorough explanation of your symptoms, diagnosis, the causative factors and what treatment is recommend to get the best results.
Our first aim is to relieve your pain. We then focus on correcting the underlying cause to avoid similar types of symptoms from re-arising, allowing optimal function. Treatment typically involves combinations of joint and nerve mobilisation, manipulation, muscular stretching and dry needling personalised to your condition.