About Evolved Clinic
Evolved Clinic offers osteopathy, low level laser therapy, manual therapy, specific exercise rehabilitation and massage therapy in Twickenham, London. From October 2012, Evolved Clinic has been taking referrals from NHS GPs within the Richmond and Twickenham Care Commissioning Group for back and neck pain.
Our practitioners treat back pain, neck pain, muscle strains, tendonitis, ligament sprains, arthritis and a myriad of conditions that affect people and cause musculoskeletal pain. We use also do massage therapy to help you relax and leave you with an overall sense of increased wellbeing.
Our first concern is our patients’ welfare and we follow-up regularly on your progress. We encourage anyone who has health concerns to call us to discuss their issues. We are happy to just talk, even if it means we recommend you pursue another therapy option such as visiting your GP. Sometimes it’s useful to talk to an osteopath just to put your concerns in context.
What will happen on your first visit?
If it is your first time visiting an osteopath, you may wonder what it’s like. At Evolved Clinic, your initial consultation will take around an hour. You will be asked about your general health and medical background, including things that you wouldn’t think are important! Our osteopath tries to get as full an understanding as possible of your health to enable them to make the best diagnosis. Ask as many questions as you can. We encourage our patients to understand the diagnostic and treatment process involved in osteopathy.
The next stage is a physical examination. Your osteopath will want to examine you, how your body moves and also the tone and texture of your musculoskeletal system. During this part of the consultation, you will be asked to disrobe down to your underwear so your osteopath can understand as much as possible about your health issue. Your osteopath will examine the area that is in pain or currently a problem, but also areas of the body distant to where you think the problem is located. This will involve looking, palpation (feeling for changes in skin and muscle texture), asking you to do specific movements and assessing the relative strength of muscles. Again your osteopath is placing your problem in a whole body context.
After examination your osteopath will discuss what they have found and the treatment programme they recommend for you. Treatment can incorporate many techniques – including spinal manipulation and soft tissue (massage) techniques. Treatment will often reveal more information on the nature of the pain or complaint and that will be incorporated into your osteopath’s clinical notes.Read More about your First Visit