During a consultation, the osteopath will take a thorough case history, observe posture and movement, and then carry out physical examinations. Your exercise regime, occupation and any other factors that may affect your well being will be taken into account.
Osteopathic treatment uses techniques such as stretching and massage for general treatment of the soft tissues (muscles, tendons and ligaments) along with joint articulation and manipulation. The treatment is gentle using indirect techniques such as Cranial and Biodynamic Osteopathy.
As osteopaths use a wide range of techniques, they can be suitable for many people from the newborn to the older person.