What to Expect

A consultation will last up to one hour and involves a detailed case history to make sure that you are safe to treat and that osteopathy would be of benefit to you. Next is a physical examination and then treatment.

Many osteopathic techniques can be performed safely without the removal of clothing. Osteopathic treatment is not painful and can often be very relaxing.

Following an osteopathic treatment, it is not uncommon to have some transient discomfort (lasting 24-48 hours); this is just your body adapting to the changes the osteopath has made and thereby re-balancing the system.

Patients often report an improvement in other areas of health following osteopathic treatment, not just relief from the original problem that brought them to the osteopath in the first place.