What to expect from a visit to the Osteopath?
Osteopaths work hands-on using a wide variety of diagnostic and treatment techniques.When you visit an osteopath for the first time a full case history will be taken and you will be given anexamination. The osteopath will use a palpation to identify any points of weakness or excessive strain throughout the body.
The osteopath may need additional investigations such as x-ray or blood tests. This will allow a full diagnosis and suitable treatment plan to be developed for you.
Following treatment may include soft tissue techniques, rhythmic passive joint mobilization or the high velocity thrust techniques designed to improve spinal mobility and the range of joint movement.