The Osteopath will start by taking a health history for you or your child which will include details of, for example, pregnancy, birth, past medical history and information about your current condition. You will then be asked to sign a consent form for examination and treatment. A gentle examination will be performed – adults will usually be asked to undress to underwear and babies to nappies. Treatment is gentle hands on manual therapy – babies and children are treated wherever they are comfortable – breast feeding is often good.
The first consultation and treatment will take about an hour. Follow up visits will take 30-40 mins.
Not at all – just a warm room, some pillows and a duvet. Children are welcome to play with toys, watch TV or eat during a treatment!
This depends on the condition being treated. The Osteopath will give you an estimate after the first consultation.
Treatment is generally very gentle but it is possible to suffer some added discomfort after treatment. Babies and children can be unusually sleepy (or grumpy!) after treatment but this should pass over the next 24 hours.
If my area is not covered by Mum & Baby Home Visiting Service but I need a home visit what can I do?
Yes we see all kinds of adult patients with a diverse range of conditions