The initial consultation will take up to an hour. This is due to your osteopath taking a thorough case history, asking you questions about your presenting complaint, your health, both past and present and your medical history.
In most cases, treatment will be administered following the case history and examination. However, in some cases where a serious illness or a contraindication to osteopathic treatment is identified within the patient’s history, treatment may not be a suitable option. A full explanation will be given and in some circumstances we may refer you to your GP for further investigation.
After the initial treatment your osteopath will outline an ongoing plan to best manage your symptoms and may give advice to help support the treatment benefits and to make you more comfortable.