What to expect

The first Osteopathy treatment consultation is divided into two parts. The first is focused around the symptoms themselves aiming to ascertain which tissues are causing pain such as disc, muscle, ligament, joint, organ etc. The other part on the other hand is focused on examining the whole body to finding out and resolve the pertinent problems actually causing the troublesome symptomatic tissues.

During the consultation

The case history is taken first. The aim is for the practitioner to comprehend all the factors involved in the patient’s body and symptoms. The case history includes a full medical and injury history, patterns of the symptoms, lifestyle and analysis of medical investigations such as x-rays and scans.

The whole body is then assessed to ascertain where the causative issues lie and an osteopathy treatment diagnosis is made and can be explained in detail. Finally, the whole body is treated by resolving these causative problems. A range of techniques is used from manipulation, soft tissue work and stretching, mobilisation of joints as well as more gentle approaches such as cranial osteopathy and gentle releases of soft tissues. The choice of techniques vary depending on the person and the nature of their body. One’s body may react very well to a given approach but not to another.

Will I need to undress?

The consultation is carried out with patients remaining fully dressed ensuring a comfortable experience. It is advisable to wear loose comfortable clothes that will allow full range of motion.

Is Osteopathy treatment painful?

Not really. All the osteopathic treatment techniques used at the clinic are all very gentle and pain free. There are the odd exceptions when needing to release particular joints where more of a stretching type of discomfort can be felt while manipulating the joint. It is similqr to stretching your hamstrings. It is a “marmite” type of situation, some people love it and go “haaa yes” and some people hate it and go “hooo, glad that over”. This particular technique only lasts a handful of seconds though.

How many treatment sessions will I need?

Not many! For most patients, symptoms change right away by the end of the first treatment and they walk out feeling better. That is the basis of expectation here at the clinic. It might not all get 100% better from that first treatment though, and further treatment sessions may be required but if that is the case it will usually not be for at least a month. We never treat on a weekly basis or even worse, multiple times per week. Once a tension pattern is resolved within a treatment session, the body typically needs a few weeks to adapt and change until a different tension pattern surfaces, another layer of the onion so to speak.

What is the aftercare like?

Once the treatment session is completed, the care is on going! You are more than wellcome to get in touch if something doesn’t feel right. Occasionally, some patient’s bodies need a little extra push in the right direction to change more chronic patterns and we know this if symptoms are not improving as expected. When this happens, patients are welcomed back in the clinic for a free checkup/top up session.

What if I cannot afford the whole fee?

Patients are welcome to pay in instalments. The principle is treat when necessary and get paid when possible. With rising costs of living, this is an option that more and more people are choosing to take and the clinic is very happy to be able to offer this flexible and stress-free repayment. No need to suffer in pain until the next pay day arrives.

Free MOT checkup appointments are available.

2 replies on “What to expect”

Clement, I’d like to congratulate you for your successful treatment on my wife on Tuesday 24 January 2017.

With just one treatment her problems improved by 70% and 80%.

1) Back Pain (daily intolerable pain for 3 years taking painkillers): Reduced by 80%

2) Labyrinth/feeling of fullness in the head/feeling of movement inside the head: Reduced by 70%

3)Neck pain and stiff neck: Reduced by 70%

4)Migraines (for 30 years now she has 6 days a month): Not known yet. The next migraine attack is expected in 3 weeks (if it comes back)

Well done!!!
She doesn’t believe it. She cannot believe she did not take a painkiller today!

We hope this improvement lasts till we see you in about a month (end of February).


Clement Rhein has an excellent reputation as an osteopath . He is an instinctive healer with true empathy for his patients, people and horses.

It gives me great pleasure to recommend this dedicated professional to all those who wish an authentic treatment from someone who was born with the gift of healing.

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