Make an Osteo booking
You can do this by booking online or by calling one of our friendly receptionists by clicking the button below. Your Osteo, Daniel Wood, understands that you have a busy schedule and hence strives to always be on time and offers after hour appointments for your convenience.
It is advisable to arrive a little early for your first Osteo appointment, as you will need to fill out some paperwork. Our friendly reception team will help you with any problems that you have.
You will be asked to sign a general consent form. If you have any questions about it that is no problems. Just leave it blank and discuss it with Daniel. You will have the opportunity to consider and consent (or not) to a specific treatment, examination and management plan in the appointment.
Your first Osteo appointment
Your Osteo will ask questions about your problem and symptoms. He will also ask about your health history, any medications you are taking, as well some follow up questions related to this. If your health condition changes in between your Osteo appointments you should tell Daniel at your next consultation.
Daniel will conduct a full osteopathic assessment involving clinical tests. This may involve diagnostic, orthopaedic or neurological tests, postural assessments, movement and functional assessments. Some assessments involve him observing you while you undertake an activity or perform a sequence of movements. Assessments may also include passive and active movements. This is where the Osteo manually lifts your arms or legs or applies resistance while you perform a stretch or movement.
Osteopathy takes a holistic approach to treatment, so Daniel will look at other parts of your body, as well as the area that is troubling you. For example, if you have a sore knee, he will also examine
Daniel will also provide education and advice to help you manage your condition after your Osteo appointment and to amplify the effect of treatment. This may include giving you exercises to do at home or at work, breath work, mindfulness, dietary advice, sleep hygiene (the list goes on).
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Do I need a referral from my GP?
Many patients are referred to osteopaths by their doctors, other health practitioners or personal trainers. However, as an Osteo is a primary care practitioner, you can make an appointment directly without a referral.
What do I need to bring?
Bring along any X-rays, scans or test results that you may have. Depending on the area of your body requiring examination, your Osteo may ask you to remove some clothing. It is important that you feel comfortable. Daniel has gowns ready for you to use. You may want to bring a pair of stretchy gym shorts to change into. You may bring a chaperone if you wish.
Is Osteo treatment painful?
Osteopathy combines hands-on manual therapy with exercise programming, dry needling, other interventions like equipment prescription and movement advice when clinically indicated. Hands-on treatment may include massage, stretching, repetitive movements, mobilisation and/or manipulation.
If your injuries require hands-on treatment of painful and tender areas, Daniel will exercise care to make you as comfortable as possible.
Some people experience mild soreness for a day or two after treatment, similar to that felt after mild exercise. As always if you ever have any concerns just contact Daniel in at the clinic
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