First Visit

The First Visit is usually 45 minutes for an Adult and up to an hour for Children under 16. The Receptionist has some information for you before the appointment so please arrive a few minutes early for your appointment.

Case History

The Osteopath will take a thorough case history about the presenting problem and gain an understanding of the underlying reasons for it. The osteopath will also ask about your past medical history and general health as this may influence the type of treatment that is appropriate to your condition.


The examination will probably require you to go through a range of movements to examine the affected area in relation to your posture and the body as a whole. It may be necessary to remove some of your clothing.

The Osteopath may also check tendon reflexes and blood pressure, if required.

Treatment Plan

The Osteopath will then discuss the findings with you and propose a treatment plan. Your first visit will normally include treatment but if your case is particularly complicated, we may ask you to return for a follow up. This will be explained to you at the time.

What to wear

As part of the examination, we will ask you to go through a range of movements. You may be asked to undress to your underwear but if you are at all uncomfortable with this, please let us know. We can usually work with loose, light clothing such as sports wear.


Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Adults are welcome to bring in a friend or partner to the treatment.