Your first osteopath appointment

What to expect?

Patient's history and symptoms before osteopathic examination

As part of the first osteopath appointment, the patient will be asked questions to help better understand information about their symptoms and condition. Examples of questions you may be asked by your doctor are:

  • When and how did the pain start?
  • Where is it localized?
  • Is it the result of an injury?
  • What movements or circumstances make your condition better?
  • What movements or circumstances make it worse?

The patient is also usually asked to provide information about medical history, any pre-existing medical diagnoses or previous injuries, and previous and current locations and treatments.

Osteopathic, chiropractic examination

A thorough osteopathic examination includes general movement tests as well as specific and palpatory tests, as well as, as needed, orthopedic and neurologic tests to evaluate:

  • Range of motion of the affected body part.
  • Muscle tone.
  • Muscle strength.
  • Neurologic integrity.
  • Identification of movements causing pain.

Further, specific tests may be necessary to assess the affected area (e.g. palpation, joint tests, nerve compression, posture analysis and others). When performed has its own, the osteopathic consultation has its own unique features.

Diagnostic tests to complement the osteopathic examination.

useful in clarifying pathology and identifying structural abnormalities, allowing the therapist to diagnose the condition more accurately. Additional examinations, however, are not always mandatory.

The most common additional diagnostic methods include:

  • Radiography.
  • MRI.
  • Комп'ютерну томографію.
  • Some laboratory tests.

Diagnosis based on a comprehensive examination.

Interviews, physical examination and additional diagnostic techniques lead to a definite diagnosis. When the diagnosis is established, the chiropractor will be able to determine if chiropractic, osteopathic treatment is indicated.

The osteopath will explain to the patient:

  • The diagnosed condition, its nature.
  • The individualized osteopathic treatment plan.
  • The approximate duration of treatment.

Communication methods:

Write in watsapp, there we will clarify the variant, time of video consultation and/or you will receive a link to the questionnaire.
In the future you will only need a Google account and will use their convenient services Forms (questionnaire), Docs (materials with recommendations), Meet (video call, we can choose other options).

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Also read:

how osteopathy works

Clinical cases

omt osteopathic manipulative techniques

Treatment techniques

the osteopathic consultancy

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