Frequently Asked Questions
Your first visit will last approximately one hour. In order to get to know you and understand your problem, the Osteopath will take a detailed case history, which will include a medical history, as well as details of any accidents, falls, surgery, etc. If you have had any tests, X-rays or scans done on the problem area, it is helpful if you can bring along copies of the reports. Please also bring a list of any medications you are taking.
It is important that the Osteopath is able to gather as much relevant information as possible. As part of the assessment you may be asked to undress down to your underwear. If you are uncomfortable with this, you are welcome to change into shorts, or shorts and a sports vest.
Yes. We have spent time creating a welcoming and relaxing treatment room, where privacy and confidentiality are of utmost importance.
Very occasionally the patient may experience a treatment reaction as soreness for 24-48 hrs after the treatment as the body responds to being adjusted. This will be discussed during the initial treatment and advice given.
This depends on the nature and complexity of your problem. As a general rule, recent conditions should resolve fairly quickly and within 2 - 4 treatments. Longer term, more chronic conditions may take longer.
Our aim is help you get well as soon as possible, so be assured we will not keep you coming longer than necessary.
Taking part in active sports and leisure activities helps fitness and improves general health and well-being. There are occasions, however, when these activities can lead to injury and when prompt, expert treatment is needed to return to the fitness routine or workplace as soon as possible.
Here are a few examples of the injuries we treat at our Brighton osteopathy clinic:
• Muscle tears • Ligament and tendon strains • Shin splints • Golfers or tennis elbow
We can help with rehabilitation, nutrition and planning for that next goal whether it’s a new fitness regime or the next marathon.