What does the consultation & examination involve ?
Your initial examination involves a series of simple movements which test your muscles, nerves, ligaments and bones to see how well they are all functioning together. From these tests your Osteopath uses their expert knowledge and experience to diagnose exactly what your specific issues are. Your pain may be because muscles are in spasm, nerves are trapped or bones are out of alignment, or any combination of theses issues.
An individual report of findings will be clearly explained and what treatment you receive will be tailored to your needs. Osteopaths are skilled in using their hands in various different techniques to release muscle tension and realign bones. Other techniques such as medical acupuncture and electric massage machines are also very effective at reducing muscle tension and may be used as part of your treatment at no extra charge.