Dave and Freda Evans, Chester
I and other members of my family have attended the Osteopathic Health Centre on many occasions with a variety of ailments including neck, back and knee. We have always found the staff pleasant and willing...

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Osteopathy Neck Pain

 

Osteopathy Postural Problems

 

Osteopathy Disc Problems

 

Osteopathy Whiplash

 

Osteopathy Stiffness

 

Osteopathy Sports Injuries

 

Osteopathy Children

 

Osteopathy Children

 



At the Osteopathic Health Centre Chester we can help you recover from a host of conditions including; low back pain, neck pain, sports injuries, arthritis and muscle spasms.

We are conveniently placed for visitors coming to us from all parts of; Cheshire, Wirral, Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales, Chester, Christleton, Tattenhall, Tarporley, Malpas, Kelsall, Helsby, Frodsham, Hawarden, Great Sutton, Ellesmere Port, Queensferry, Hawarden, Flint, Wrexham.

Your first visit to the Osteopathic Health Centre


Before you are seen by the osteopath you will be asked to complete a Medical Health Questionnaire and to read and sign a Patient Information Form. This form is available for downloading below, should you wish to view it prior to your visit.

During your first visit the osteopath will take a detailed case history including asking questions about your symptoms, past medical history, operations, illnesses and accidents.

 

 Adult Form    Kids Form


Click the icons above to view our Patient Consent Forms in Adobe (.PDF) format for Adults or Children. To save on a PC right click and "Save Link As..." or "Save Target As..." depending on browser. On Apple, press CTRL on your keyboard and then click your mouse.
 

It is important to establish

  • A clear picture of your symptoms/complaint.
  • The sequence of events which have led to you developing symptoms.
  • How your symptoms affect you in your daily life.
  • An understanding of your general health so that treatment can be tailored to suit your individual needs.
  • The reason why you have sought help now.


A thorough case history is the first step towards understanding a patient’s problem. Osteopaths work holistically and as we don’t have access to your medical records it is important to gain as much information from you as possible. You can help us by bringing a list of any medication you take or any doctor’s letters, X rays or other relevant information.


Once the case history has been taken the osteopath will examine you. It is normal to ask patients to undress down to their underwear to assess posture and observe how the spine and other joints move. Shorts can be worn during the examination and treatment. You can either bring your own or ask the osteopath to supply you with some (we keep a selection to fit all shapes and sizes!)


Although you may be consulting us for your neck don’t be surprised if we want to see all your skeletal framework. Osteopaths observe the whole body to assess whether another part of the body is influencing the area where you experience symptoms.

For example, dropped arches in the feet may cause the knees and hips to roll inwards leading to an increase in the curve of the lumbar spine which in turn increases the strain at the base of the neck.

Appropriate tests will be performed as necessary, such as taking your blood pressure, testing reflexes and examining your nervous system.

Using their hands the osteopath will normally palpate your spine and test the mobility of your joints once you are lying down on the treatment table. The history and examination builds a picture of your complaint and general health. By understanding the underlying cause (which may even go back to a fall downstairs many years before) treatment can be more focused and effective.


The osteopath will discuss any findings with you and outline a treatment plan. You may be given advice on exercises, posture and tips on how best to manage your condition. Treatment is usually given on the first visit to the Osteopathic Health Centre in Chester.  See our treatment information.


Occasionally osteopathic treatment is not appropriate and your osteopath will give advice on what to do next, such as returning to your G.P. for further tests or investigations.