What to expect at your first appointment
Your first visit to see the osteopath will last about an hour. A full medical history will be taken and important information about your lifestyle and diet will also be discussed. You will also be asked about your
symptoms and factors that affect them.
Once a diagnosis has been made, you will then be treated if it is appropriate to do so. Osteopaths work closely with General Practitioners and other Health Care Professionals. We may wish to refer you if osteopathic treatment is not appropriate for you, or if you would benefit from medical intervention. A dramatic example for referral would be - if following a full examination, it was indicated that the pain in your shoulder was caused by your heart. It would be appropriate for you to see a medical practitioner in that instance and osteopathic treatment would not be given.
Osteopathy is also a preventative therapy and when used in this way, may improve health and well being, avoiding long periods of discomfort.
Please feel free to contact the Backworking Osteopathic Practice if you would like further information or to talk anything through…