At your Osteopathic Consultation
Your medical history:
Before we do any treatment on you we will
conduct a full medical assessment including a
detailed case history; orthopaedic, neurological and
any relevant clinical assessments. If at any point it is
deemed that you may need further tests such as
xrays or MRIs or an assessment by your GP, you will
be referred to the appropriate professional.
Detailed postural assessments
We carry out detailed postural assessments by
looking at your posture, testing the strength and
flexibility of specific muscles or joints and finding
areas which are tight or sensitive to touch or
movement. When we have done this, we will
explain to you in language that you understand
what we believe your diagnosis is and give you an
honest opinion of your treatment options, whether
we think you will benefit from treatment and
approximately how long we expect it to take.
We use a wide range of gentle techniques such as
stretches, soft tissue massage and joint mobilisations
and manipulations as well as giving you tailored
rehabilitative and injury management advice.
Treatment is different for every patient and tailored
to their unique needs, age, and fitness. Some
treatments may cause a little local discomfort at the
time for the next 24
hrs but this is a normal and
healthy response to treatment. Sometimes when
we manipulate joints they click. This noise is just air
in the joint capsule and a normal response to a joint
being moved. You may have already experienced
this sensation if you crack your knuckles.
We aim to keep your appointments to a minimum
and do not promote reliance on treatment.
Therefore we ensure all patients receive
rehabilitation exercises and take the time during
your consultations and through our online
resources to ensure that you understand how to
perform these exercises.
See our PILATES THERAPY page for details of our pilates classes
which may assist your recovery and prevent further injuries