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Bexleyheath Osteopaths, 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 follow.

Physical 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.

Based 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

Treatment Times

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