Your Osteopath will start by completing a case history to cover the reason or reasons why you have attended the clinic. Following this, an examination will take place which will involve the assessment of the area which will include assessing various ranges of movement as well as orthopaedic testing to ensure the Osteopath can accurately and effectively come to a working diagnosis.

Osteopathic treatments often involve varieties of soft tissue massage, stretching, joint mobilisations and joint manipulations. Your osteopath will discuss this with you during your appointment.

Please bring appropriate clothing (i.e shorts/t-shirt/vest top etc). Each treatment plan is individual to you and involves a whole-body structured approach. During the consultation the osteopath will need to see the injured area, for example, the knee which is normally covered by clothing. In this instance it is advisable to bring shorts or another form of clothing that you are comfortable in. | southport osteopaths

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If your osteopath thinks that your condition is unlikely to respond to osteopathic treatment, you will be advised about how to seek further care. Osteopaths are skilled in diagnostic techniques and trained to identify when a patient needs to be referred to a GP.  | southport osteopaths

It’s not unusual to feel sore after a treatment with an Osteopath. This is due to the nature of the treatment including massage techniques, joint mobilisations, stretching and in some cases, specific manipulation techniques to the joints. This soreness can be likened to the feeling of post exercise soreness and usually lasts around 24-48 hours. | southport osteopaths