The next step is examination. So that we can perform a thorough examination we usually ask you to undress down to your underwear/shorts, or lose clothing (depending on the area) . Osteopaths don’t just treat your symptoms, we try to find the route cause of your problem, therefore this isn’t always located where you present with pain. Being able to see the whole body helps us to diagnose your underlying dysfunction. You will be asked to perform certain movements and we may do further testing such as reflexes and blood pressure to help us to understand your complaint. When we have finished examination we will discuss our findings with you and in most cases some treatment will be given, details on osteopathic treatment can be found below.