If I have had radiological investigations (x-rays, CT scans, MRI scans, ultrasound) performed, should I bring them with me?
Yes. As Osteopaths undergo the study of radiology during their training, radiological films can be viewed and interpreted, which may provide important information regarding your complaint.
After compiling a thorough case history and performing a comprehensive examination to find the cause of your symptoms, an accurate working diagnosis is determined in order for effective treatment to commence. Osteopaths treat by using "hands on" techniques.
Prior to examination you may be asked to remove some of your clothing for the Osteopath to observe the injured or painful region(s). Then you will be asked to perform some simple movements, followed by neurological
tests to identify and locate the cause of your complaint.
Exercise (stretching, strengthening), postural and nutritional advice may be provided to manage your complaint and prevent relapse or further injury by aiding the restoration of normal body function.
Osteopathic consultations may take 30-40 minutes depending on the nature of your complaint.