a full medical history will be taken at your first osteopathic consultation which takes into consideration aspects of your
general health as well as details of your current problem and helps to guide appropriate examination and screening tests that
examination helps the practitioner to assess function of joints and locate sites of pain more accurately. For
this it may be required for a patient to undress to their underwear, and provision is made with towels and shorts for modesty
on such occasions. The examination will generally involve the practitioner making some postural observations
and asking the patient to demonstrate specified movements involving the affected area. The practitioner
will then follow this up with further tests as appropriate including manual assessment for tension, strain and inflammation
within the body.
on the information that the practitioner has acquired in the first part of the consultation, they will reach a diagnosis and
offer an explanation to the patient, whereby the patient will be asked for their consent for treatment.
In accordance, a treatment plan and prognosis
will be discussed and implemented, which will include any appropriate post-treatment exercises and advice.
Treatment Costs = £45 per session
First appointment = 40 minutes
This allows the osteopath to complete a full case history
and carry out a thorough examination
Following treatments = 30 - 40 minutes
Some patients require longer treatment sessions depending on age and severity of symptoms