What to expect at the initial consultation
In order to assess and diagnose a problem thoroughly, during the first
consultation we will take a detailed case history including a full medical
history and record of medication. Then, depending on the location of the
problem, we will usually want to make a full physical examination of the
spine or the region where there is pain. This may involve undressing to your
underwear, or you can wear shorts if you prefer. You are welcome to bring a
friend or relative with you into the treatment room if it makes you feel more
At the end of the first consultation/examination a detailed explanation of the diagnosis and proposed treatment will be given to you. Please do not hesitate to ask any questions about anything that you do not understand about the proposed treatment.
A treatment will then follow unless there is a clinical reason not to proceed.
You will probably be asked to undertake some exercises. Please try to do these regularly and follow the plan set by the osteopath. If you have any concerns about an exercise please contact us.
We treat a variety of problems including:
- Low back pain & sciatica
- Neck pain
- Shoulder / arm pain
- Trapped nerves
- Tension headaches
- Sports injuries
- Hip pain
- Knee & ankle problems
- Repetitive strain
- Arthritic pain
Post-treatment, most patients feel some improvement but with certain conditions it is common to feel stiff and sore, this usually lasts around 48–72 hours. Most people describe their reaction as similar to aching and pain felt after exercising. It is common also to feel tired after a treatment. If you have any concerns about treatment reactions please call us.
Try to remain active, if possible; this helps your recovery as well as maintaining your mobility.
If you have one of these conditions, or want to ask if we can help with any other problem, please phone now: 01905 426393.