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 looked into Cranial Osteopathy after suffering with sleeping problems after brain surgery but I also had problems with my neck and back from my time in the Army. I wasn’t sure what to expect having had things like physiotherapy before. On meeting Lorna she was very friendly and explained everything so well. I was amazed at how many problems she found with my neck and back. However after a number of sessions I began to really feel the benefits of the treatment. Thanks to Lorna my neck and back haven’t felt this good since I was in my early 20’s. As for my sleeping, it has only improved since treatment. The tension I had in my neck and skull which was causing blood flow problems and the knock on issue of not being able to sleep have all gone. I would highly recommend Lorna to anyone who may benefit from this type of treatment. I hope she remains local is I need more treatment for anything in the future. Many thanks Lorna.

June 10, 2015