On your first visit the osteopath will take a detailed case history from you. It is important that the osteopath gets a clear and full picture of what you and your body has experienced even over many years, so you might be asked questions that may seem irrelevant to your present condition.
The osteopath will examine you and evaluate your problem, looking at your posture and movements and feeling the quality and tone of your tissues. The examination may require you to undress to your underwear.
The osteopath will give you a diagnosis of your problem and explain a treatment plan for you. Treatment is mainly carried out using manual techniques such as soft tissue pressure or massage, stretching tissues, or articulating and manipulating joints. This will vary depending on the treatment approach.