This consultation is all about you; together we will explore your current state, the development of your complaints, what you have tried previously to relieve your complaints and where you want to get to.
We will then look at whether we can provide a solution and if we are the best match to work with you on this.
We will start with taking a detailed case history including questions about your past medical history and current lifestyle, followed by a full assessment to help form a diagnosis. After discussing this with you and gaining any relevant consent, we will then progress with treatment and give you any advice that we feel is appropriate.
We will start with a quick review to discuss any changes in your complaints since your previous session and then move onto appropriate assessment, treatment and advice.
What does treatment involve?
If it is determined to be safe and appropriate then you will be treated with a variety of manual therapy techniques (mobilisation, soft tissue techniques and manipulations). Osteopathic treatment can be divided into three main bodily systems; musculoskeletal (muscles, joints, ligament etc.), visceral (the organs and their attachments) and craniosacral (the cranium and the meninges). Based on the case history and findings from the assessment a treatment strategy will be proposed and explained that is tailored to you.
You may be required to undress to your underwear for your treatment – this allows for full assessment and treatment – so please wear suitable clothes or bring a t-shirt and shorts with you if you would prefer to wear those. You may also bring a friend or relative with you to any of your sessions.
For more information from the General Osteopathic Council about what to expect from your osteopath click this link here or contact us using the contact form.