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    1.What happens during my first treatment?

    All new patients will be asked to fill out a personal information form which includes brief questions about your medical history and a consent form. During the consultation, the Osteopath will take a full case history including past medical history. This is to ensure that we have complete picture of your health for any further presentations to the clinic.

    Examination will involve, the Osteopath performing special tests relevant to your complaint. Osteopathically we will take you through range of motion testing and palpation to identify any disfunctions. using this information along with your case history we will form a diagnosis.

    Osteopaths utilize 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 mobilization (if you consent). An important part of recovery is rehabilitation and you will work with your Osteopath to come up with the rehab plan that is best for you.

    2. How long is a consultation? 

    Initial consults are 45 mins and return consults are 30 mins. If you haven’t been to the clinic in over 5 years, we will ask you to book a longer appointment.

    3. Will I be sore after my treatment?

    Everyone responds differently to manual therapy and it is common to feel tender or bruised after treatment.

     4. How many treatments will I need?

    Different conditions have different expected recovery time. Your Osteopath will discuss with you your personal recovery time with you before the end of the consult.

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