Your initial consultation – A full case history will be taken, including your reasons for being there, as well as gaining information about your past medical and surgical history, any traumas, accidents and hospitalisations.
Osteopathy is a holistic form of medicine.Therefore, many aspects of your life will be explored as Osteopathic treatment progresses in order to gain better insight as to how injury came about and how future injuries can be prevented. You may be asked for information about your diet, lifestyle, children, exercises, hobbies and activities.
Following the consultation, you will be examined. Examinations include biomechanical analysis, postural assessment, palpation, as well as any special orthopaedic or clinical tests. The examination may include checking your blood pressure or conducting basic neurological testing.
The information obtained from your case history and examination allows a working diagnosis to be established so treatment can proceed. Occasionally you may need to be referred to your doctor for further investigations prior to commencing Osteopathic treatment.
Missed appointments will set you back in your recovery, so we ask that wherever possible, you keep all your appointments. If an appointment must be changed, 24 hours’ notice is appreciated. If less than 24 hours’ notice is given, a cancellation fee of $30 may be charged. All missed appointments must be made up within 48 hours to avoid a cancellation fee.
If you fail to attend your appointment, a full consultation fee will be charged and you will be invoiced.