What to Expect
During your first visit you will be asked lots of questions! This is so we can gain as much information about you and your symptoms so to aid our diagnosis and treatment plan.
To make a diagnosis we may require for you to remove some clothing and you may be asked to dress down to your underwear. Your privacy will be respected at all times; allowing you to undress in private and a towel will be provided so that you can cover yourself. However, if you are uncomfortable undressing to your underwear, it is no problem wearing shorts and a t-shirt or crop top.
This will involve us assessing your posture and movement both standing and lying on the treatment table. Depending on how complex the problem is, you will be treated at the first appointment, however this may be minimal. The objective of the first appointment is to provide a diagnosis, what has contributed and what is possibly maintaining the problem. This is vital in order to provide treatment that is tailored to your needs.
We will discuss with you the most appropriate treatment plan, estimating the likely number of sessions needed to treat your condition effectively. If we think that your condition is unlikely to respond to osteopathic treatment, you will be advised about how to seek further care. Osteopaths are skilled in diagnostic techniques and trained to identify when a patient needs to be referred to a GP.
For more information as to what to expect please visit: www.osteopathy.org.uk