The treatment always begins with a case history. The osteopath will not only ask about the complaints, he/she will also inquire about the medical history and any other medical treatments.
The osteopath then draws up a clinical report: he/she will examine you manually and take other useful information, such as X-rays, into account. Only then will the osteopath decide whether or not he/she can treat you. If not, he/she will refer you to the GP.
The treatment itself is based purely and simply on gentle manual techniques. The osteopath never prescribes medication and does not use invasive techniques (injections, surgery, etc.).
After the treatment the body needs time to respond to the techniques. There is normally a gap of at least a week between two treatments.