Your first visit
If you're a first-time client at 1st Osteopathy and Rehabilitation Clinic, you'll need to give us some information about your background, medical history and the nature of your condition. This is so that we can provide the best possible care, tailored to your specific circumstances.
A bit of paperwork
We'll have some brief paperwork for you to fill in on your first visit. This paperwork provides us with general information about you and your condition.
During your first consultation with the osteopath, you'll discuss any health-related issues and concerns. You'll also learn about potential treatment options.
History and examination
In order to pinpoint your problem, the osteopath will ask you a number of questions related to your condition. A variety of targeted tests will be performed to determine which tissues are affected and to what extent.
Once the examination is complete, patients will generally have their first treatment during this same visit. This may include spinal adjustments and physical therapy.
Before leaving, you'll be given instructions on certain activities or procedures to be carried out at home. This may include ice or heat applications, avoidance of certain activities or positions, as well as home exercises.
Scheduling the next appointment
Regular treatment is essential to the process. We arrange our treatments around your schedule. Generally speaking, patients are seen within 5 to 7 days and are provided with a complete review of findings. Treatment options for your condition will also be discussed at this time.
There is a 24 hour cancellation period after this time you will be responsible for the full payment of the missed treatment time.