Your first visit to the osteopath will last up to an hour. A full medical history will be taken, and important information about your lifestyle will be discussed. You will be asked about your symptoms and factors that affect them.
You will normally be asked to remove some of your clothes so that a detailed physical examination can take place. This includes looking at your posture and the way you move.
Once a diagnosis has been reached, a treatment plan will be developed with you. Osteopathy is patient centred, so the treatment will be geared towards you as an individual.