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GP referral is not needed unless your private healthcare insurance requires it.
Please allow up to one hour for the first appointment. Follow up sessions are 30 minutes.
From the case history and examination, the osteopath will explain your symptoms and propose a treatment plan. Sometimes conditions are not appropriate for osteopathic treatment and you will be referred to the relevant practitioner. Treatment is hands-on and may involve gentle and skilled manipulation of the joints, massage, movement and stretching.
Osteopaths are able to treat newborns using very gentle cranial techniques to alleviate birth trauma leading to a more settled baby.
You will be asked to go through some simple movements to see how your body is functioning; this could be standing, sitting or lying down. The osteopath will use their hands to assess the health of joints and muscles. They may perform some medical tests such as tendon reflexes or blood pressure if required.
You will be asked lots of details about your complaint and also about any previous injuries and accidents. You will also be asked about your general health and relevant medical history. The information you provide is confidential.
You may be asked to undress to your underwear so that the osteopath can assess the whole body. If you are uncomfortable about this, please tell us as we can work with loose unrestricted clothing.
All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. We can also provide a chaperone if you would prefer someone present, or you are welcome to bring another adult to accompany you.
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