WHAT IS OSTEOPATHY?

We use several methods of treatment including Cranial Osteopathy, Craniosacral Therapy, trigger points and manipulation.

" Cranial osteopathy uses the intelligent application of a cultivated sense of touch".
(W.G.Sutherland, 1939)

What to expect during your first appointment

During your first consultation we will take a detailed medical history relating to the pain or condition you are suffering from, your general health and any medication you may be taking. The information you provide will be confidential.

We will then use our hands to examine you, getting you to perform certain simple movements for us to obtain a clear understanding of your physical complaint. You may be asked to remove some clothing for this but it is not always necessary.

You can ask a friend or relative to accompany you and be present throughout your treatment.

We will discuss the results of the history and examination with you. Then, if treatment is appropriate, we will discuss which therapy would best suit you, and give you some idea of the number of treatments normally needed to help improve your condition.

Treatment normally starts in the first session.

If we feel that treatment is not appropriate, we will discuss other options with you. For example, going back to your GP to get a referral for an x-ray or MRI scan to help with diagnosis. We can provide a letter for your GP or in some cases the hospital when we feel that is necessary.

We will discuss further treatment and give advice on life style, exercise and what to expect over the next few days.

It is not unusual to sometimes feel sore after treatment for up to 24 to 48 hours but we will discuss that with you at the end of your appointment. If you are concerned, we are always happy for you to contact us for advice.

Osteopathy can help with the following conditions:

We also deal regularly with patients who have been injured in the workplace, at home or while playing sport.

Visting an Osteopath

Photograph kindly taken by Hannah Hall Photography

Head Neck Cranial Osteopathy Treatment In Norfolk