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What will happen during the consultation?

The initial consultation will start with your osteopath asking about your medical history including details about the current problem, any other history of musculo-skeletal problems, any other medical problems, diagnosed conditions, operations, history of accidents and family history, as well as any other information they may feel is useful based on the information they gather.

You will then be asked to perform some movements which relate to your presenting symptoms to enable to see how your body functions within its structure. Your osteopath will then examine you, using relevant diagnostic tests to help determine the possible causes of your condition.

Once a full case history has been taken and diagnostic tests have been completed, your osteopath will explain what they believe is causing your problems and the reasons why this may have occurred. Then if appropriate they will discuss with you the treatment approach they intend to use and treat you using a variety of techniques which they believe are suitable for you.

We may also recommend exercises to help you achieve full functionality. If necessary we may recommend further investigations or treatment by other medical professionals, and will refer you to the appropriate people to help achieve these.212_original