Please arrive 5-10 minutes before your first appointment to fill out some paperwork. You will find 'Summer Hill Osteopathy' paperwork on a clipboard on the desk in the waiting area - please complete the patient details and case history and read through the consent page.
You will be asked questions about your presenting complaint and symptoms, medical history, general health and lifestyle.
Your osteopath will thoroughly examine how your body functions around your existing complaint to give you an explanation of what may be going on.
They will suggest a treatment plan, diagnosis and explain how to prevent further recurrences.
Hands on treatment usually occurs within your first appointment and may include soft tissue massage, joint articulation, manipulation, stretching and dry needling.
Advice is often given on posture, self care/management, stretching and strengthening exercises, diet, stress management and ergonomics.