Your first visit will involve a full assessment of your condition, and, time permitting, treatment.
In order to make sure that osteopathy is an appropriate treatment for you, a full history of your condition will be taken, as well as a full medical history.
An assessment will then be made of your posture and the movements in your spine and other joints. Osteopaths are trained in the use of palpation (touch) to diagnose problems and this will form part of your assessment. As is the case with many medical examinations, you will probably be asked to undress to your underwear.
Time permitting, you will then be treated if the osteopath feels that osteopathy is appropriate and will be helpful to you.