First Consultation & Fees

Your First Consultation

Your first consultation with your Osteopath will last approximately 45 minutes, with all subsequent treatments lasting 30 minutes. In order to diagnose you appropriately, your Osteopath needs to gather as much information from you as possible, so your full medical case history will be taken, in order for us to choose an examination plan that will enable an appropriate diagnosis and treatment.

Often, musculoskeletal pain is a simple mechanical joint and tissue problem which will respond well to Osteopathic Treatment. However, occasionally a consistent pain or ache may be caused by a more serious underlying problem. If further tests or x-rays are required, we may refer you on for these so we can rule out anything more serious.

The Examination

Once your medical history has been taken, with your permission a skeletal examination will occur, this may include; Orthopaedic testing, Gait Analysis, a Neuroscreen (testing your nerve function) and your blood pressure may be checked if needed. During the examination, you may be required to undress to your underwear, at which point your Osteopath can leave the room for your privacy. We advise wearing stretchy/comfortable trousers or shorts for your consultation and a gown can be provided.

Patients under the age of 16 must bring a parent or guardian with them who will need to be present throughout every consultation.

Your Osteopathic Treatment

Your first consultation with us will include treatment, usually involving:

Gentle techniques, such as cranial or visceral mobilisation may also be included, depending upon your diagnosis.

During your Osteopathic consultation we will prescribe you a rehabilitation plan to undertake in order to aid your recovery and any advice needed to reduce the likelihood of further injury.

Fees

An email reminder service is available to all our patients. If the appointment is cancelled within 48 hours of the appointment time, 50% of the appointment fee is payable, within 24 hours the full fee is payable.

More Information from The General Osteopathic Council

Contact Williams Osteopathy Today

For more information about the treatments we provide, or to enquire about your first consultation, get in touch with the team at Williams Osteopathy today.