What to Expect from an Osteopathy Consultation
What to expect - Diagnosis and Treatment
Your osteopath will give you a clear explanation of what they find and discuss a treatment plan that is suitable for you and any risks of the treatment they are recommending. This may involve visiting them a few times for manual therapy, some exercises that you can do by yourself and some lifestyle changes may be offered to assist your recovery, prevent recurrence or worsening of symptoms. Ask questions at any time if you are unsure what you have been told or if you have any concerns.
Importantly if we believe that your condition would not be improved with osteopathic treatment we will refer you to your GP or another suitably qualified professional and explain why they feel osteopathic treatment would not help you.
Osteopaths work very hard to make treatment as painless as possible, but you may experience some discomfort during and after treatment. Your osteopath will warn you if they think that the technique that they are about to use is likely to be uncomfortable and will stop if you tell them that you are feeling too much pain.
What to wear?
Do I need to bring anything?
How much does it cost?
Subsequent appointments will last up to 30 minutes and cost £30.