When you first visit us, we will ask you about your current symptoms and medical history. We will conduct a routine examination and discuss with you what we believe is causing your symptoms and the best course of action to be taken. As part of your consultation we will examine the areas of your body causing discomfort. It may be necessary to ask you to remove some clothing. You are welcome to bring clothing such as shorts, t-shirt or close fitting garments to enable us to work effectively without making you feel uncomfortable.
We will be feeling for changes in your muscles and joints, assessing your posture and the way you move. Sometimes the cause of the problem may be in a different area to the pain, so we may need to examine your whole body. We will use a wide range of gentle hands on techniques that focus on releasing tension, stretching muscles and mobilising joints. This is often used together with exercise and advice designed to help you relieve or manage your pain, keep active and maintain the best of health.
For further information please check out our What to expect page.