The first time you visit one of the team at Evans Osteopaths, we go through a detailed case history to find out about your problem.
We also need to ask about your general medical history, health and fitness.
It is easier if you wear loose clothing such as a t-shirt and track pants, or similar. After completing the case history we will then examine you. We generally perform a series of simple movements, reflexes and some medical tests or muscle strength tests. Depending on your condition there may be other more specialised tests we need to perform.
Osteopaths then use palpation (a highly developed sense of touch) to detect abnormalities in muscle tone, joint mobility etc.
All this information helps us to arrive at a diagnosis.
Once we have completed our case history and examination we will discuss our findings with you and let you know what we feel is causing your discomfort, whether treatment is appropriate and what we recommend.