During the first consultation we will take a thorough case history that will
cover questions such as the presenting complaint, history of traumas and general
health. We will examine you, which may include asking you to perform simple
movements of the appropriate joints. If it is necessary we will perform apropriate
tests for example neurological and cardio vascular. It is important that we
assess whether it is safe and appropriate for you to receive Osteopathic treatment.
We will discuss the diagnosis with you in a way that makes sense. An important
part of osteopathic consultation is educating people as to what has gone wrong
for them and what they can do to rectify it.
We will discuss how treatment may help and what techniques are the most suitable
for your complaint.
If it is appropriate we will refer you to your GP or another practitioner
for further assessment. We may give advice about diet, exercise, and
use of self at work and leisure. In essence, our aim is that you leave feeling
empowered about your health.