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Your Appointment

1st Appointment

On your first consultation your Osteopath will take you through a series of questions relating to your symptoms, general health and past medical history in order to gain an overall picture of your presentation.

An examination will then take place where your practitioner will assess the you as a whole and then your symptomatic area.  You may be asked to perform some simple movements. Some basic tests such as a neurological assessment or your blood pressure may be taken in order to build a diagnosis. In the event that you need to be referred to your GP or another healthcare practitioner your Osteopath will discuss this with you at the time; however in the majority of cases your Osteopath will be able to treat you. Every patient is different and you will be provided with a bespoke treatment suited to your needs.

What to Wear

We strongly advise bringing along with you some loose shorts or appropriate underwear - sportswear is generally perfect for all sessions. Gowns can be provided, and you are welcome to bring a chaperone along if you wish. Remember we are guided by your preferences at all times.

Please be aware you may be asked to partially undress for treatment in some cases, however we want you to feel completely comfortable during treatment at  Equation Osteopathy and you will not be asked to undress any more than you are happy to.

Follow-up Appointments

Follow-up appointments will consist of reassessment of your area of complaint, hands on treatment combined with exercise / movement to progress recovery. Different techniques and modalities will be used with your consent.

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