Your first visit

If it’s your first time visiting an osteopath, you may be wondering what will happen.


  • You will be asked about your current problem and your past medical history. This is to help Michelle get a better understanding of you and your body.

  • You will be asked to undress to your underwear so that Michelle can assess your posture and see how your body moves.  If you’re not comfortable with this, you can wear shorts or leggings and a vest top.

  • You will be asked to move around to assess your flexibilty and joint mobility.

  • You may be asked to participate in some special orthopaedic tests to ascertain what is the cause of your pain or stiffness.

  • You will be encouraged to ask lots of questions as Michelle firmly believes that understanding your problem is the first step on the road to recovery!