If you're a first-time patient at Droitwich Spa Osteopaths, we will need information about your background, medical history and the nature of your condition. This is so that we can provide the best possible care, tailored to your specific circumstances.
We'll have some brief paperwork for you to fill in on your first visit. This provides us with general information about you and your condition.
During your first consultation with the Osteopath, you'll discuss any health-related issues and concerns. You'll also learn about potential treatment options.
In order to pinpoint your problem, the Osteopath will ask you a number of questions related to your condition. This includes taking a detailed medical history.
There is a physical examination, assessing your posture and observing how your spine and other joints move. Any appropriates tests, for example testing your reflexes will be performed and then the Osteopath will gently feel the tone of your muscles and joints.
Similar to any medical examination you may be asked to remove some outer clothing. So please wear appropriate underwear or bring some shorts with you. You are of course welcome to bring a friend to accompany you.
Once the examination is complete, patients will generally have their first treatment during this same visit.
Before leaving, you'll be given instructions on certain activities or procedures to be carried out at home. This may include ice or heat applications, avoidance of certain activities or positions, as well as home exercises.