Frequently Asked Questions
What does my first Osteopathic treatment involve?
Your osteopath will ask about your current problem , past, medical & family history; any medications you are on and and get you to fill in our new client forms. Your osteopath will conduct an manual examination and clinical tests, movement and postural assessments to diagnose and to determine how to manage your condition.
Be sure to wear comfortable and loose clothing. The Osteopath may look at the area that is troubling you, as well as other parts of your body because an osteopath takes a whole of body approach to assessment and clinical management as a For example if you have a sore back, your osteopath may also look at your knee, ankle, pelvis and skull.
Please allow up to 1 hour for your initial consultation.
How many treatments will you need?
This is very much dependant on why you have come into see us and the severity of condition whether acute/ chronic injury you have.
We have to acknowledge and appreciate that every body is different from each other and heals at different time and factors
Our biggest aim and goal is to not only to treat your symptoms but to find the root cause and provide you hollistic care.
What if my condition change over time?
It is important to inform your osteopath if your condition improves/ worsen between consultations or change of dose of medications.
Am I required to come early for my first treatment?
Yes, please arrive early for your first appointment, as you will need to fill out initial paperwork.
How long will my appointment take?
Your initial consultation may last around 60 minutes. Follow-up treatments are usually shorter, so please check the appointment length when booking your appointment.
Why am I asked to complete the paperwork?
An osteopath will need to record your medical history to know your severity of condition and assist in diagnosis and planning a treatment plan You will also be asked to give your residential address and other relevant contact information.
Under the law, an osteopath needs to obtain your approval to treat you, so you will be asked to sign an ‘informed consent’ form .
Do I have to remove my clothes?
Depending on the area of your body requiring treatment, your osteopath may/may not ask you to undress to your underwear. If you are asked to remove outer clothes, you should be offered a gown and covered with a towel during the treatment.
Can I bring a friend or relative?
Yes, you can have someone present throughout your consultation and treatment.
If a baby or young child or is being treated, the parent or guardian will be required to stay in the room during treatment.
Teenagers may be requested to have a parent or guardian present in a consultation.
Is Osteopathy suitable for babies and children?
Yes, Osteopathy is very GENTLE, non-manipulative and safe approach, enabling the inherent ability of the body to release stresses and balance itself . It is helpful in reducing the symptoms of a range of childhood conditions and issues.
Is Osteopathy suitable throughout pregnancy?
Yes, Osteopathic treatments during pregnancy are totally indicated and harmless. Osteopathy is a gentle and a safe manual approach for the baby and the mother. The tissue adjustments made in an osteopathy session are certainly appreciated not only in the different trimesters of pregnancy but also in preparation for childbirth as well as in the postpartum period (after delivery).
What should I wear when I come in?
Something comfortable and loose. Your clothes shouldn't restrict movement and should be relatively light.
What should I bring with me?
If you have any current and relevant scans please bring them with you. If your baby or child is having a treatment please bring their hospital book and something to entertain them during the treatment.
Do I need a referral?
No, you do not need a referral.
Do you have car parking?
Yes, car parking is available.