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What happens on my first appointment?

Please allow an hour for your first appointment.

The first consultation will involve taking a thorough case history, beginning with any symptoms you are suffering from, when they began and how they are impacting your life.

This will be followed by questions about your general health, past operations, ill-health, accidents and dental treatment, especially extractions and orthodontic work.

It is also important that your osteopath gets a picture of the stresses in your life, whether physical, mental or emotional.

Next you will have an osteopathic examination that will involve undressing to your underwear* for a standing examination of your posture. The osteopath may ask you to make gentle movements of your spine or relevant joints in order to assess their function and sometimes they may carry out some clinical tests, such as taking your blood pressure or testing your reflexes.

You will then lie down on the treatment table where your osteopath will gently assess the general health of your tissues and ascertain strain patterns.

Based on this information, a diagnosis will be arrived at and discussed. Following this an individual treatment plan will be developed taking account of your personal circumstances.

The diagnosis, prognosis and explanation of the treatment will be discussed with you at each level. Please feel free to ask questions at any time.

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Monday 8.30 am - 7.30 pm
Tuesday 8.15 am - 6.00 pm
Wednesday 8.30 am - 2.00 pm
Thursday Closed
Friday 8.15 am - 6.30 pm