During your first visit to your chosen osteopath, expect him to ask you questions regarding the symptoms that you are experiencing. He will also ask about your general health, any medication you are taking and if you are suffering from a severe medical condition. Provided you are a safe candidate for treatment, he will proceed to using his hands to identify areas of your body that are weak, strained, restricted and tender. He will most likely put more attention on your spine.
With your permission, the osteopath may ask you to remove the clothes from the part where he needs to examine although this is not always necessary and is voluntary. He may also ask you to do simple movements during the session. Once done, you can start discussing with the osteopath whether this is the best way to cure the problem, and if there are other treatment programs available.