What to Expect on your First Visit to your Osteopath


Working at your professional job, perhaps in Moor House or one of the other office complexes in the Moorgate area, probably requires you to sit for long periods of time in your office chair at your desk. Did you know that your stress and frustration will be reflected in your neck and spine areas?  You may be experiencing stiffness or pain when you rise or try to move about the room after working for an extended period.  If you are constantly in pain or have other symptoms, you should make an appointment with a trusted osteopath so that you can get to the cause of your problem and improve your health and well-being.  Let’s look at what you should expect on your first visit.


  • Take your medical history, and list of any medications you take, on your first visit.  Your osteopath will want to know the details of your medical history, some information about your diet and the lifestyle that you have.
  • He will examine your body to find your points of weakness and strained areas.  He will check the area in which you have pain or stiffness and will determine if his plan of treatment can alleviate your pain and suffering.  Expect him to examine your joints, tissues, and ligaments by using his hands and his sense of touch.  Be sure to let him know when he touches an area that is tender to palpation or becomes painful to move.
  • He’ll observe your posture, mobility, and check for any additional conditions which he is trained to find.  He’ll ask you to walk around and stretch so that he can see what your posture and mobility is like compared to normalcy.  His training has taught him that if you have pain in one area, it may stem from conditions in another area of your body.
  • Your first visit should last about 45 minutes.  If you are seeing him on your lunch hour or immediately after work, plan for the visit to last about 45 minutes with all following appointments to be about 30 minutes long.
  • How much will your treatment cost?  The cost for treatment varies in the UK but you can expect a range of £35 to £50 for 30 minutes.  It will be an investment in your health and well-being so the relief that you receive from treatments is well worth the cost.

You’ll want to make sure that the osteopath that you see is registered properly and qualified to practise.  An excellent choice if you live or work in Moorgate is the Broadgate Osteopathy Clinic near Moorgate Station which staffs a team of professionals who can work to ease your pain and suffering and get you back to good health and well-being quickly, efficiently, and at a price that you can afford.  Get rid of the pain in your neck and back today with a scheduled appointment with a qualified osteopath.

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