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What should I expect on my first visit?
- Take a full medical history, including details of your presenting complaint
- Examine your posture
- Observe movements of your spine and the rest of your body
- Perform special tests to help identify dysfunctional structures and tissues
- Discuss their findings with you and together devise a treatment plan
- Give advice about lifestyle, exercises and ways of relieving pain
- If appropriate create a personalised exercise plan for you
Treatment options will also be discussed and if osteopathic treatment is suitable, treatment will be aimed at helping to restore normal joint stability and function. If necessary, the osteopath will seek your consent to liaise with your GP to include them in the management of your case. It is recommended you wear comfy, loose clothing if possible such as jogging trousers and a t shirt to facilitate examination. Assuming your clothing is suitable, most treatments can be performed without undressing. All clinical and personal information is dealt with in the strictest confidence. More information regarding your visit can be found here.
What should I wear / will I be asked to undress?
It is recommended you wear comfy, loose clothing if possible such as jogging trousers and a t shirt to facilitate examination. Assuming your clothing is suitable, most treatments can be performed without undressing.
What conditions can you treat?
- Minor sports injuries
- Muscle spasms
- Neck and arm pain
- Shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand problems
- Hip, knee and foot problems
- Postural problems experienced during pregnancy
- Childhood muscular/joint aches and pains
However, patients have found osteopathy helpful for many other conditions. If you want to find out more please do contact us to discuss your condition further.
You may get immediate relief from your pain after treatment but unless the predisposing and maintaining factors are discussed and identified the pain is likely to return. Your Osteopath can help you to identify these factors and work with you to address them. Education, exercise and checkups are likely to work best in the long term.
What does treatment involve?
How many treatments will I need?
Does treatment hurt?
Are treatments safe?
What are your fees?
- Fees: Initial consultation and subsequent treatments: £55.00
- Payment: I accept most forms of payment – cash, cheque and most credit cards.
- Cancellations: We would ask that all patients consider their practitioner and fellow patients and make any cancellations well in advance. In this way other patients who really need to an osteopath can take up the appointments. Patients therefore are advised that if 24 hours notice of cancellation is not given a fee may be charged.