They will spend time understanding your symptoms. At your first consultation, the Osteopath will take a detailed medical history including information about your lifestyle, your level of physical activity, your work environment and other factors.
There is evidence that osteopathy is effective for the treatment of persistent lower back pain. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommends it as a treatment for this condition.
"I write in praise of and with thanks to everyone at the clinic. I experienced severe episodes of back pain throughout my life which hampered my career. Treatments at the clinic proved a "life saver" and helped me to continue working successfully right up to retirement age. Looking back, I'm convinced that without such superb treatment and care from all the "angels" at the clinic, I would have been forced to retire much earlier."
"Chris Evans has treated me for a few musculo-skeletal issues over the past 26 years. I work as a GP locally. He has also treated several of my patients. Chris has an air of calm competence, he takes his time when treating and when explaining matters. I would recommend his services to anyone requiring an excellent Osteopath."
"Due to a super-curvy spine that gradually seizes up in a few spots over a regular three-month period, I am a regular visitor to the clinic. Treatment from Chris over the past 18 years or so has been effective, efficient and kept me mobile, active and generally pain free. The practice is always professional, courteous and respectful - something that's quite important when you're there in your bra and knickers!"