On the first visit we will take a detailed case history including a full medical history. Then, depending on the location of the problem we will usually want to make a full examination of the spine or the region where there is pain. This may require you to undress down to your underwear or you can wear shorts and a t-shirt if you prefer.
Bring with you a note of any medications (or the medications themselves) either prescribed or over the counter including any homoeopathic or herbal remedies you are using. It will aid in assessing your condition and in reaching a correct diagnosis.
You are welcome to bring a friend or relative with you into the treatment room if it makes you feel more comfortable, please discuss this with the clinic when booking your appointment which will allow the appropriate Covid-19 precautions to be undertaken. Please note that the case history taking and examination will take up most of the time on the first visit.
At the end of the first consultation/examination a detailed explanation of the diagnosis and proposed treatment will be given to you. Please do not hesitate to ask any questions about anything that you do not understand about the proposed treatment.
The current fees are £42 for the first visit and £38 for follow up appointments. Your first appointment will last for about 40 minutes to one hour, subsequent visits which will normally last for up to 40 minutes. However, please note that these appointment lengths may vary as some conditions need extra time and some require less time. The important point to remember is that your osteopath aims to achieve the maximum benefit for your condition during each treatment session and the fee reflects your osteopath’s experience and decision on each occasion.
Want to know more? Take a look at the information provided by the General Osteopathic Council below.
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