About osteopathy treatment

On your first osteopath visit I will spend some time taking a medical history, which will include questions about your general health and lifestyle as well as asking you about the symptoms or injuries that you are seeking help with. With your consent I will then perform a physical examination which is likely to involve touching the areas of your body that are experiencing pain and asking you to move around. I may also look at test results, x-rays and scan reports if these are available.

It may be necessary to ask you to remove some clothing, so that I can see and touch the areas of the body causing concern. If you are uncomfortable undressing to your underwear I can suggest clothing, such as shorts and T Shirt, or close fitting garments, that will enable me to work effectively without making you feel uncomfortable. You are welcome to bring someone with you into the examination room if this puts you at ease.

I will make a diagnosis and discuss a course of treatment with you. This may involve visiting the practice a few times for manual therapy, some exercises that you can do by yourself and some lifestyle changes. I will discuss the likely cost of this treatment and ask for your consent to begin treatment. If I believe that your condition would not be improved with osteopathic treatment I will refer you to your GP or another suitably qualified professional and may provide you with notes explaining the diagnosis and why I feel osteopathic treatment would not help you.


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I first noticed that my newborn son appeared to have limited neck movement when he was 3 weeks old. After three visits to the GP and mentioning my concerns to the health visitor, I did some online research I found Nottingham osteopaths.

Lorna’s approach was thorough, taking time to understand all the symptoms, many of which I hadn’t first described to her, as I hadn’t realised they would be connected. She was reassuring to me, particularly listening to my concerns and giving them the attention that I needed. Lorna took great care in ensuring Edward’s comfort during treatment and handled him kindly in a quiet and soothing environment. 

A few days after the first appointment, Edward fell to sleep with his head to the right. Whilst it lasted only a few minutes, it showed he had relaxed enough to turn his head to the right. After only a couple of sessions Edward was moving his head fully by himself, breastfeeding well from both sides, and all digestion issues had gone. Over time, the flatness to his head has resolved since the pressure has been removed from one area.

15th July 2015