Professionalism and Dedication
All consultations are between 40 – 45 minutes.
In that time, the osteopath will ask you about your problem and symptoms. Other information asked may include your medical history, medications you may be taking and family history.
Your osteopath will advise you if they can treat you or if you need to be referred.
Examinations may include:
- Diagnostic tests
- Orthopedic tests
- Neurological tests
- Postural assessments
- Active and / or passive movements.
The osteopath may lift your arms or legs and you may be asked to bend over. Be sure to wear comfortable, flexible and appropriate underwear. For some assessments you may be asked to remove outer clothing however you will be given a gown. If you feel uncomfortable at any point in time, please mention this to your osteopath.
Osteopathy takes a whole of body approach to treatment. Your osteopath may look at the area that is troubling you as well as other parts of your body. For example if you have a sore knee, your osteopath may also look at your ankle, pelvis and back.Your osteopath may also provide education and advice to help you manage your condition between treatments. This may include giving you exercises to do at home or work.