Osteopaths begin by asking questions about your condition and medical history. We then perform an examination including some simple movements and possibly some medical tests.
The techniques we choose varies to the individual depending on your age, general health, the condition you have and of course your personal preference. All techniques in osteopathy are first of all explained before performed to make sure you are happy with your treatment.
An inspection is performed of where your pain is as well as palpating the area for restriction and tenderness. For this reason the area to be diagnosed and treated has to be made visible. To preserve modesty we either work around loose fitting clothing or provide shorts and surgical gowns. You are more than welcome to bring a friend or family member as a chaperone but unfortunately one can not be provided.