How to prepare? What to expect?
Please remember 10 important tips
Here is the case history form for the patient. For your convenience, you can download it right here and fill it up by yourself all the fields, that you are informed about, and give all inform consents that you are agree or not.
Through the first visit you can expect the following events:
To sign up the inform consent, where the main aspects of the forthcoming manual osteopathy treatment are discussed in advance.
You will have a physical examination in which your posture, flexibility, functional tests, reflexes and muscle strength and balance may all be checked. The practitioner will do detailed palpation (examination using a highly-developed sense of touch called palpation) of the painful area as well as other related parts of your body. This is to enable the manual osteopathic practitioner to understand better your current condition and treatment plan, which will be discussed with you, and your consent obtained before treatment begins.
Remember undressing is not compulsory. Usually, you could be examined fully dressed, so please wear clothes you feel comfortable to move in. From the rational point of view, being able to see the problem area is a great help e.g. if you have an elbow problem it is useful for us to see the shoulder/neck as well, since the symptoms may be referred. If you feel uncomfortable about undressing, please immediately notify your manual osteopath about this.
After treatment, you may feel tired and need to rest or sleep more. You could experience transient discomfort or an aggravation of your symptoms. This is a normal part of your body’s reaction to the treatment. If you are at all concerned about your reaction, please ask your practitioner. Remember that the sessions of manual osteopathy do not guarantee the healing of the disease but can contribute to this.