Your First Visit

Learn what you can expect with your first visit to Leek Osteopathic Health Centre. See why many of our clients travel from nearby locations – Leek, Ashbourne, Congleton, Endon, Buxton, Cheddleton, Werrington, Cheadle, Macclesfield, Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle-under-Lyme and further to see us.

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What to expect on your first visit…

“Your initial consultation lasts up to 1 hour and will include a detailed case history and examination, diagnosis and treatment.” Read On

More Information…

If you would like more information on what happens at your first visit, call us on: 01538 388333

You will be asked questions about your symptoms and also the issues you are having because of these symptoms. We will also ask about your medical history, general health and lifestyle and any medication you are currently taking.

To enable a full assessment of the area which is causing the symptoms, it may be necessary to perform a standing examination.To focus on the correct diagnosis simple tests may be carried out. These can include gentle movements, reflex tests or blood pressure checks. Sometimes when carrying out an examination we may need you to remove some items of clothing in order to see the area of your discomfort, if you would be more comfortable please feel free to bring some shorts and/or a vest top which you can change into.

Your treatment plan and diagnosis will be discussed with you before treatment commences. We will also give you a guide as to how many treatments you may need. If any further examinations, tests or x-rays are needed the reasons will be explained to you. We will also discuss any risks associated with the treatment.

Osteopathy aims to relive the pain you are experiencing. We will also aim to find the underlying cause of the symptoms to reduce the chance of them returning. To ease tension, pain and stiffness, osteopathy uses various techniques such as soft tissue work (massage), manipulation (sometimes heard as a click), or cranial sacral techniques (very subtle) as part of the treatment, we would use what we think to be the most effective techniques for the individual.

Any further follow up appointments after your initial consultation are approximately 30 minutes long.

Rearranging / Cancelling Appointments…

If you need to rearrange or cancel your appointment, please give us at least 48 hours notice to avoid a cancellation fee of £25. This will enable us to offer your unwanted appointment to someone else.

Get in touch on 01538 388 333.

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What do our patients think?

Really nice people and service. Very relaxed, informal but professional. I didn't really have anything 'wrong' but every now and again I like to get checked over. Some tight vertebrae, tight muscles in my neck and thigh were identified and loosened off - as Olwen said I'd be an inch taller, not sure how long it lasted for though. As a desk worker Olwen also gave some really useful information on posture and seat setup that made quite a difference, can't recommend Leek Ostopathic Health Centre enough!

Marc Briand

It really is the place to go if your in pain. The treatment is first class!

Melody Cartledge

Excellent Osteopath with treatments for M.E patients - using the 'Perrin Technique'

Kathryn Turnock

M.E. is a very debilitating condition to live with. I. like all other people living with M.E. are looking for ways to make myself well again. I have been fortunate to find Helen and the Perrin Technique. With Helen’s treatment, support and careful pacing I’m slowly getting my life back.

M.E Patient

Fabulous! Helen White has been brilliant with both myself & my baby. I took Siân at 4 weeks old for help with her neck. Since born, she hadn't been able to look right very well. 3 treatments later, she was totally better. Such a relief. Sleeping & feeding improved. I have arthritis & I decided to give it a go for myself. Thank goodness I did. Huge improvement. Recommended to everyone.

Jane Wood

Helen sorted my Mum out quickly when she had back problem. 5 stars!

Catrina Clulow

I have seen a number of Osteopaths over the years, these are by far the best.

Osteopathy Patient

1st class treatment from a gifted osteopath. Thank you!

Amanda Bagshaw

Freya is brilliant. She's really improved my movement and my pain levels in a couple of visits. Lovely lady too.

Helen Caldwell

Excellent practice, very welcoming and always on time. Helen and Alan are extremely professional and knowledgeable.

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Alan was fantastic at listening to my concerns. He focused on the whole body including mind-set not just physical symptoms.

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