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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a doctors referral to see an osteopath? No referral is needed but some GPs do refer their patients for osteopathic treatment.

How long is an osteopathic consultation? If you're a new patient, your initial appointment with us may take up to an hour. During this time, we'll take a comprehensive case history, medical history, and perform a physical examination so we have all the information we need to make an accurate diagnosis. We may also use X-rays, ultrasound results, or blood tests to help with the diagnosis. After the examination, we'll explain the most likely cause of your pain or complaint and discuss the most effective treatment options with you. If you're happy with the treatment plan, we'll proceed with the treatment. Follow up treatments are typically 30 - 40 minutes.

What does osteopathic treatment involve? Osteopathic treatment is a gentle and personalized approach to healthcare. Our techniques include massage and soft tissue techniques, articulation to improve mobility, and manipulation for those who prefer it. We also provide advice on posture, stretches, and exercise to promote health and prevent symptoms from recurring. Let us help you achieve optimal health and wellness.

Are there any side effects? Experiencing some discomfort or a sensation of having been "worked on" for a day or two following osteopathic treatment is common and typically subsides. The body may initially react to the release of tight muscles and the freeing of restricted joints, particularly if daily habits have been limiting your range of motion. Although some individuals may feel immediate relief post-treatment, it's normal for first-timers to feel temporary discomfort, which gives way to the treatment's benefits once the body adapts to the adjustments.

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