What should I wear? As with any medical examination, you will probably be asked to undress to your underwear, so please wear something you are comfortable in. Can I bring a friend or relative? Yes-if you wish, you can have someone present throughout your consultation and treatment. Does it hurt? Some soft tissue treatment may cause discomfort during treatment. Your osteopath will tell you what to expect, and will want you to let them know if you are in pain. You may feel stiff or sore after treatment. This is a normal, healthy response to the treatment. Do I need to see my doctor first? You do not need to see your doctor first, however your osteopath may recommend you visit your doctor for further investigations if needed. With your permission your osteopath may also write a letter to your doctor informing them of treatment given. How many treatments will I need? The number of treatments you need depends on the condition and person we are treating. We aim to keep your appointments to a minimum. Your osteopath will be able to tell you within a short period of time whether they can treat you or if they need to refer you to someone else.