When initially arriving at the clinic, all new patients will be asked to fill out a personal information form, detailing their injury, and any previous medical history details. In the following consultation, the Osteopath will take a full case history â€“ including past medical history.
During the examination, the Osteopath will perform a comprehensive examination, using a standard medical approach, and various orthopaedic and medical examinations to diagnose your condition.
Osteopaths utilise hands on techniques as the basis of treatment. A few examples of the many treatment techniques Osteopaths may use are massage, deep tactile pressure, stretching and joint mobilisation (if required). The Osteopath will also focus on patient education; understanding their condition, and self-management techniques. This may include stretching or exercises, nutritional advice, ergonomic and lifestyle advice.
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