What to Expect During your Osteopathic Appointment
On your first visit to the How Osteopathic Clinic Edinburgh, your osteopath Helen How will begin by taking your full medical history. This will include questions about your diet, lifestyle, any medical problems or health issues may have or have had in the past as well as questions relating to your current symptoms, areas of pain and/or stiffness or mobility issues. All of the information you give is in the strictest confidence so do give as much detail as you are able to.
Helen will then carry out a thorough examination which will enable her to assess your condition or problem. You may be asked to undress to your underwear while the examination is carried out (towels are provided). Once the examination is complete Helen will then explain what the problem is, the type of osteopathic treatment you require and the number of osteopathic treatment sessions needed to effectively treat your problem.
After your examination, and if Helen feels that osteopathic treatment would help your condition, your first treatment will take place. Unlike other osteopathic clinics, treatment at the How Osteopathic Clinic lasts for a full hour to ensure that you receive the maximum benefit possible, so be sure to leave plenty of time for your appointment. The type of osteopathic techniques used during your treatment will vary depending upon your problem but may include Traditional Osteopathy, Cranial Osteopathy, Vibrotherapy, Exercise Rehabilitation and Deep Muscle Massage.
Osteopathic treatment at the How Osteopathic Clinic Edinburgh is not usually painful, in fact many patients find it very relaxing!