What to expect on your first appointment
At the first appointment a detailed case history will be taken, not only covering the presenting condition, but also the previous medical history. The questions asked are an important part of the diagnostic process. A physical examination can then be undertaken for which you may be asked to undress to your underwear, gowns are provided. A biomechanical assessment is carried out and you will be asked to perform some simple movements within your capability so that we can assess mobility. Osteopaths also use other tests e.g. neurological, orthopaedic etc. Once a diagnosis is made this is clearly explained and discussed with you as well as a treatment plan that is specific for both the underlying condition and you as an individual patient. You are free to ask questions at any time. Our aim is to create the right environment so that improvement can take place as soon as possible and in the safest possible way.
There is a relaxed and supportive environment and we understand that patients may be a little nervous/apprehensive if presenting for osteopathic treatment for the first time.
Advice may be given which may involve gentle exercise and self help techniques.
In general most acute conditions will respond to treatment quicker than chronic conditions.
We are registered with most healthcare providers and have a good rapport with GP’s and consultants.
Patients attending our clinics are from all walks of life and can age from newborns to over 90 years of age. Although most all the patients that attend our clinics are from South and Mid Wales, we do treat a number that travel from further afield. We are very grateful to have treated thousands of patients at our clinics over the years.
If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.