Expect the typical consultation to take between twenty and thirty minutes; occasionally it's shorter if things are straightforward, and sometimes a bit longer if there's quite a bit of examination and analysis to go through.

You will be treated on your first visit (the only exception to this is the occasional time when a patient cannot be helped by osteopathic care), so please make sure you come dressed appropriately (i.e. underwear you are happy with ... sports shorts are an excellent idea for women).

Please don't feel a need to NOT take medication before seeing us, because you might think that it will help identify your problem better if it is more 'obvious' and painful - that's not how osteopathy works!

Also, don't expect to be sore immediately afterwards or for the next few days. However, there may be times when the changes we make to the way your body is working do mean that you need to take it easy for a couple of days or so after treatment. We will always advise you when this is so.