use many of the procedures used in conventional medical assessment
and diagnosis like taking your pulse, blood pressure and conducting
orthopaedic and neurological tests. Our main strengths lie in
the unique way we assess clients from a mechanical, functional
and postural standpoint.
Appointment (60 mins):
detailed case history is taken in order to understand your medical
history and daily routine. We will also ask questions concerning
diet, exercise, and what's happening in your life as this information
helps with the diagnosing the source of your problem. We may
also refer you to your Doctor for clinical tests such as x-rays
a full postural, mechanical and functional assessment is made
by observing how you stand, how you move and then by assessing
what happens when we move parts of your body for you. In order
for us to do this effectively we do ask clients to undress down
to their underwear if they are happy to do so.
touch, we may also find areas of your body which are sensitive
or tight and this helps us to identify what's going on and help
us reach a diagnosis of your condition.
a diagnosis is made, we will discuss our recommended course
of treatment with you. Treatments are tailored specifically
to your individual requirements depending on your age, current
fitness and the source of your problem.
use a large variety of techniques including manipulation, soft
tissue massage and joint articulation to relieve tension, pain
and mobilise your joints.
treatment advice is give and often consists of recommending
useful exercises to improve your posture, or application of
ice if required to reduce inflammation etc.
Appointments (30-45 mins):
will ask you how you have been getting on since your last visit
in order to assess progress.
brief musculoskeletal assessment will be undertaken, to make
sure that there are no new developments that will require a
change in the planned course of treatment.
sessions are primarily geared towards treatment in accordance
with the plan as a result of the initial diagnosis.
post-treatment advice may be given.
treatment people often feel a little sore and stiff for up to
48 hours, this is perfectly normal but if you have any concerns
please ring the clinic. As everyone is an individual it is difficult
to predict exactly how many treatments will be required but as
a rough guide, it usually takes an average of 3-4 treatments to
restore function and comfort depending on the source of your pain.
medical insurance companies provide cover for osteopathic treatment
so it is worth checking with them, although you may need a referral
letter from your GP. Currently, I am registered with the following
Health (HSA, LHF and HealthSure), Western Provident and