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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Below are some examples of common questions asked, please contact me if you wish to discuss any questions you may have.
What should I expect during my first visitBefore your treatment can begin a consultation is performed which will look at your presenting complaint, medical history and lifestyle along with your expectations of the session. Depending on the areas of imbalance you may be asked to undress to your underwear to perform a physical examination. Please bring any copies of scans, x-rays or medication you may be taking. Your wishes and comfort are always respected. This will allow a clear view of your posture and range of movement. There may be inclusion of orthopaedic which aim to ascertain the nature of your presenting complaint. Once we have devised a treatment plan I will use a combination of techniques to ensure you get the most from your session. Depending on your complaint subsequent sessions may be advisable which will commence with a brief re-examination. This ensures that your treatment is adapted suitably.
How will I feel after the treatment?Most people comment that they feel 'relaxed'and/or 'looser' after a session. Some people may experience some muscle soreness which usually lasts no longer than 24-48 hours. If you have any concerns after your treatment, do no hestitate to contact me to discuss this.
How many treatments will I need?This depends upon your presenting complaint and how long you have had it. Typically if you have had a complaint for a while it will take more treatments than something more recent. A treatment plan will be discussed during your first session to outline possible treatments needed.
Can I bring a friend or relative as a chaparone?Of course, you may bring a chaperone to your appointment if this would make you feel more comfortable. Please make sure that if you bring someone along that you will feel happy to speak openly about your health and any conditions that you may have. Alternatively we can ask one of the reception team to sit in if you wish.
What should I wear?This will be guided by the treatment you have booked in for. If you have booked in for an osteopathic or sports/remedial treatment I will want to assess your posture, current ranges of movement and to touch (palpate) the area of muscle tissue which is causing your complaint. it is importatnt to wear clothes you feel comortable in while exposing enough the bod to enable me to assess, ideally bring a pair of shorts and vest/sports bra. Your comfort is paramount, you will never be asked to remove any clothing you do not wish to.
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