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. If it is possible you will fill some of your case history details Taking your Case History is time-consuming and maintaining case notes is part of the Osteopathic Practice Standards so your first visit will not have as much time as you would like to shared decision treatment options.
Helen will then carry out an osteopathic examination which will enable her to assess your condition or problem. This usually lasts ten minutes. You may be asked to undress to your underwear while the examination is carried out (towels are provided). Once the examination is complete
After your examination, which can take 10 minutes the treatment time is limited due to shared valid informed consent and GDPR The type of osteopathic techniques always includes exercises and rehabilitation. Helen uses Physitrack to provide you the education, outcomes data, and peer-reviewed video clip exercises as part of your treatment which varies depending upon your problem but may include Traditional Osteopathy, Cranial Osteopathy, Vibrotherapy, Exercise Rehabilitation, Shockwave Therapy and/orMagnetolith EMTT depending upon your complaint.