The Initial Consultation

In the initial consultation, I will firstly take an in-depth case history, which will then be followed by appropriate medical examinations, such as checking pulses, blood pressure, reflexes, or examination of any relevant systems of the body in order to make sure there is no underlying pathology i.e. you will be examined in order to get a detailed picture of what is going on, and to ensure that it is safe to treat you. This will then be followed by a thorough osteopathic examination, using observation, palpation, and testing mechanical structure and ranges of motion. It is only after correlating all the information obtained that the treatment can begin.

The treatment is very gentle, and encompasses the whole body, not just the painful part.

People often ask how many treatments will be required. This will be discussed with you at the time of consultation, and the answer will depend on the state of your general health, and the nature of your complaint.

Acute injuries such as a strain will probably only need a few treatments; more serious acute injuries will take a little longer, while more chronic conditions will take longer still. Once you are pain-free, if you have a maintaining cause for your pain, such as being a plumber who is constantly crawling into tight spaces to do their work, you may benefit from some regular maintenance treatment; but this is at your discretion. I can only recommend what I feel is best for you. Regular treatment is never wasted; after all, you wouldn't expect your car to keep running smoothly with no maintenance treatment, so why would you expect your body to cope without some attention?

In order for the assessment and examinations to be carried out thoroughly, you will initially be asked to remove your clothing down to your underwear. It is advisable to wear warm, comfortable clothing; you may prefer to wear shorts or sports tops rather than stand in your underwear. Every effort will be made to ensure you are warm and comfortable, and your dignity maintained. You may also bring a chaperone with you if you wish to do so.

The treatment should not be painful, although some injuries or conditions may feel uncomfortable or tender while you are being treated. You may feel achey or tired in the 24-48 hours after treatment as the body is still making subtle adjustments.

Nature heals, the doctor nurses.' (Paracelsus)

For more information or to book an appointment please call 01243 545215 or email info@osteopathychichester.co.uk

The Initial Consultation

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01243 545215

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Areas we cover

Arundel - Barnham - Chichester - Goring - Worthing - Eastergate

How to Find Us

3 Hall Cottages, Barnham Road, Eastergate, Chichester, West Sussex, PO20 3RS