What to Expect from Osteopathic Treatment

You will be treated on your first visit.

You will be treated on your first visit. The only exception to this is the occasional time when a patient cannot be helped by osteopathic care. So please make sure you come dressed appropriately. For example, underwear you are happy with, sports shorts are an excellent idea for women.

Expect the typical consultation to take between twenty and thirty minutes

Expect the typical consultation to take between twenty and thirty minutes; occasionally it’s shorter if things are straightforward, and sometimes a bit longer if there’s a lot of examination and analysis to go through.

Don’t stop taking pain medication before your appointment

Don’t stop taking pain medication before your appointment just because you think that will us help identify your problem better. That’s not how osteopathy works.

Don’t expect to be sore immediately afterwards

Don’t expect to be sore immediately afterwards or for the next few days. However, there may be times when the changes we make to the way your body works means that you need to take it easy for a couple of days. We will advise you when this is so.