move better, feel better

each consultation is your chance to explain what’s
happening and our time to work together to help you

Your first visit will take approximately 1 hour and subsequent visits normally last for half an hour.

Both in person and online appointments can be arranged.


Your first conversation will involve a brief screening to make sure it’s safe for you to attend a clinic in person in relation to Covid-19.

On your first visit, I’ll be taking a detailed case history including a medical history. Then, depending on the location of the problem, I usually make a full examination of your spine or the region where there’s pain. If your consultation is for reasons other than pain we will discuss this.

If necessary I’ll perform some simple neurological tests, or check your breathing or blood pressure. It would help if you could wear loose clothing, or shorts and a tee shirt if you prefer. These procedures differ between online and in-person appointments and these differences will be explained to you. The case history taking and examination usually takes up most of the time of your first session.

At the end of the first consultation/examination I’ll give you a full explanation of the diagnosis and proposed treatment. Please don’t hesitate to ask questions about anything that you don’t understand.


It can be difficult to decide whether to start treatment, espcially if you’ve never seen an osteopath before. You might wonder whether I’ll be able to help you, or whether I’m the right practitioner for you. You may feel concerned about how many treatments you’ll need and how much it will end up costing. You may be worried about Covid-19.

I’m always happy to answer these or any other questions. Speak to me on the phone and ask for a pre-consultation.

We’ll discuss whether I think I can help you. We’ll work out whether it’s safe for you to attend a clinic in person. I’ll tell you if I think
you need to visit your GP first. If treatment with me doesn’t seem appropriate for any reason I’ll help you work out where to go next.

To find out more or to book an initial consultation, please call 07976 710 377 for Sunniside or 0191 252 1555 for Whitley Bay.