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What to Expect
On your first visit a full medical history will be taken and you will be given a physical examination. For this you may be asked to undress to your underwear if you feel comfortable doing so. You will normally be asked to perform a simple series of movements so that the mobility of your body can be evaluated. This biomechanical assessment will be considered alongside lifestyle factors such as work and leisure activities.
Using a developed sense of touch, any points of weakness, excess strain, postural imbalance or specific injury will be identified. The osteopath uses their hands to investigate the underlying causes of pain and to carry out treatment using a variety of non-invasive techniques. You will be given a prognosis and suggested treatment plan that will be reinforced by advice on suitable exercises to speed up the natural healing processes.
At the Monkton Farleigh Osteopathic Practice we are keen to treat your symptoms to get you pain free, but also to tackle the underlying cause of the problem to prevent recurrence.
If you are unsure if Osteopathy could help please give me a ring and I will be happy to discuss your problem.
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