The osteopath will spend time during the initial visit taking a detailed case history. This will involve asking questions about your current symptoms and also about your general medical history. You may be asked to undress to your underwear in order for the osteopath to carry out a thorough examination. This will allow for your diagnosis and treatment plan to be devised tailored to your induvial needs.
Treatment can include a range of mobilising and manipulative techniques, stretching and muscle release, which decrease pain and help restore normal function, to facilitate the body's own healing process. The osteopath will explain what will be involved in your treatment and will be happy to answer any questions you may have.