What should you expect?

On arrival you will be asked to fill out a consent form and provide relevant contact information.

Your osteopath will ask questions about your problem and symptoms. They may also ask about your health history, any medications you are taking, as well as factors that may not appear to be directly related to your problem. If your health condition changes between osteopathic consultations, you should tell your osteopath at your next consultation.

Your osteopath will conduct a full osteopathic assessment involving clinical tests. This may involve diagnostic, orthopaedic or neurological tests, postural assessments, movement and functional assessments.

Some assessments involve the osteopath observing you while you undertake an activity or perform a sequence of movements. Assessments may also include passive and active movements - where the osteopath manually lifts your arms or legs or applies resistance while you perform a stretch or movement.

Osteopathy takes a holistic approach to treatment, so your practitioner may look at other parts of your body, as well as the area that is troubling you. For example, if you have a sore knee, your osteopath may also look at your ankle, pelvis and back.

Techniques Used:

  • Soft Tissue
  • Joint articulation
  • Mobilisation
  • Manipulation (Thrust techniques)
  • Dry Needling
  • Muscle Energy Techniques
  • Acupressure
  • Stretching
  • Exercise Prescription
  • Rehabilitation advice and exercise prescription

After your consultation you will generally be given exercises and advice to help manage your condition. Your practitioner will advise on if any further consultations are required and when to book these.