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What to expect (Q&A)

What should I wear?

As with any medical examination, you will in most cases be asked to undress to your underwear, so please wear something you are comfortable in, or bring a pair of shorts or leggings.

Can I bring a friend or relative?

Yes – if you wish, you can have someone present throughout your consultation and treatment.

Does it hurt?

Some soft tissue treatment may cause discomfort during treatment. Your Osteopath will tell you what to expect, and will want you to let them know if you are in pain. You may feel a little stiff or sore after treatment. This is a normal, healthy response to the treatment. 

Your First Visit

On your first visit to the clinic an initial assessment will take place, this will include: a full case history - you will be asked questions about your medical history and your day-to-day routine. We’ll ask you about things like diet, exercise and what is happening in your life, as these may give clues to help our diagnosis.

We will look at your posture and how you move your body. We may also assess what happens when we move it for you and see what hurts, where and when.

Using touch, we may also find the areas which are sensitive or tight and this helps us to identify what’s going on.

When we have done this, we can diagnose your condition.

Once we have made a diagnosis we will continue with treatment.

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