What to expect during your first visit?
Kate will ask you about your symptoms and any factors that may have caused the problem. Details about your lifestyle, daily activities and hobbies are also important. Examinations involve testing of your muscles and joints. We may ask you to perform a few simple movements to assess your movement pattern and posture.
It may be necessary to remove clothing around the symptomatic area. If you would feel more comfortable, bring shorts or a vest to wear during the treatment session. Parental consent and chaperones are required for all patients under 16.
If osteopathy is not appropriate for you then a referral will be made with your consent to the appropriate consultant.
What to expect from your treatment?
We apply a range of techniques tailored to your individual needs to help relieve your pain and improve your movement. These may include:
Movement of your muscles and joints
Joint manipulation and mobilisation
Cranial Sacral Therapy
Duration of your treatment:
The initial consultation takes 45 minutes and follow-up treatments take 30 minutes. Usually 2 to 6 treatments are needed depending on the injury. Many patients decide that they would like to have periodic preventative treatment to avoid recurring problems.