What to expect

On your first visit with an osteopath, and before examination begins, the osteopath will discuss and record your medical history in detail.

During examination and treatment from an osteopath or physiotherapist you will normally be asked to remove some of your outer clothing.

Please wear underwear, shorts or sports bra that you feel comfortable in.

 The osteopath will then apply a highly developed sense of touch to identify points of weakness or excessive strain throughout the body.

Further investigations by your osteopath may include an x-ray or blood test. This will allow a full diagnosis of the problem and will enable the osteopath to tailor a treatment plan to your needs.

Your osteopath should make you feel at ease and tell you what is happening throughout your consultation.

You should ask questions if you have any concerns.

Osteopathy can help most people, and our osteopaths work closely hand in hand with the other therapists in the clinic to always achieve the optimal results If further medical treatment is needed the osteopath may contact your doctor, with your permission.

What is the audible click during an osteopathy adjustment caused by?

Joint manipulation is characteristically associated with the production of an audible clicking sound.

When a manipulation is performed, the applied force separates the joint surfaces of a fully encapsulated synovial joint.

This stretches the joint capsule, which in turn creates a reduction in pressure within the joint cavity. In this low pressure environment, some of the gases that are dissolved in the synovial fluid leave the solution creating a bubble which rapidly collapses upon itself, resulting in a ‘clicking’ sound.