The first appointment with an osteopath involves taking a thorough medical history followed by a physical examination followed by treatment, if appropriate. The osteopath will make a diagnosis and discuss a treatment plan with you. Occasionally the osteopath might need to refer you to your medical practitioner or another therapist.

 

The first appointment takes around 45 minutes and any follow-up appointments around 35 minutes.

Most problems resolve between 2 and 6 treatments, but the longer you have had a problem, the longer it may take to resolve.  

 

After your first appointment and in subsequent treatments there is the opportunity to explore issues of health, lifestyle and diet with your osteopath. 

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Treatment is very much a joint effort between you and the osteopath, working together in order to restore better function and movement and reduced pain.

 

                                                                   

 

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