After booking your first Osteopathy appointment at Littlehampton Natural Health Centre appointment you will receive 2 emails from us, the first confirming your appointment is booked and the second will contain a link to an online questionnaire asking about medical history, daily activities, medication, and surgeries, giving your Osteopath a chance to assess your notes prior to your first appointment.
At your first appointment, we like to spend some time getting to know you, your reasons for visiting the clinic, and what you are hoping to achieve. Before we can with any treatment your Osteopath will run through your online questionnaire, building a detailed personal history and also discussing your symptoms in detail, helping them build a complete picture of you.
Your Osteopath will then perform a physical examination to get a good overview of how your body is functioning. This physical can include assessing your joint range of motion, muscle strength, gait, skin sensations, and neurological function. They will also perform some specific orthopedic tests to help us determine the cause of your symptoms. If necessary the Osteopath can also run through a cardiovascular, respiratory, and abdominal screening.
Checklist for new or returning Ostopathy patients:
If you haven’t visited the Health Centre for a few years we always like to spend time catching up, seeing what's changed, and updating your personal history!
List of current medications and dosage
Details of diagnosed conditions (including dates)
Details of operations and other medical procedures (including dates)
Private medical insurance details (if applicable)
We will then perform a physical examination to get a good overview of how your body is aligned, how your joints are moving and work out what is causing your symptoms. The physical can include assessing your joint range of motion, muscle strength, gait, skin sensations, neurological function and perform some specific orthopaedic tests. If necessary we will also run through a cardiovascular, respiratory and abdominal screening. These tests will help us get an overall view of your health and help us with our diagnosis.
We will then explain the findings from our tests and explain our full care plan – if you are still happy we can proceed with treatment.
What Does Osteopathy Treatment Involve?
Osteopathy care can include;
- Spinal manipulation
- Soft-tissue therapy
- Joint articulation
- Stretching and strengthening exercises
- Lifestyle advice
- New Patient Appointment (60-minutes) - £62 - Book Online
- Follow-Up Treatment (30-minutes) - £44 - Book Online
- Free Assessment (15-minutes) - £0 - Book Online
- Child Follow-Up (30-minutes) - £30 - Book Online
Osteopathy is available at Littlehampton Natural Health Centre Monday to Friday.
Osteopath in Littlehampton - Jacopo Saia
Jacopo studied both in Turin, Italy at the International College of Osteopathic Medicine and in the UK at Kingston University at Nescot College where he obtained a Master of Science in Osteopathic Medicine. Following his passion for helping people, Jacopo has gained great experience working with patients of all ages and helping with a variety of conditions, integrating structural, craniosacral, and visceral osteopathy in order to assist the patient in the best possible way.
Jacopo is a dedicated and compassionate clinician, exhibiting excellent soft tissue skills, as well as high levels of technical performance. He is a very skillful Osteopath and is comfortable and capable of using a number of different modalities and approaches to help his patients.
Find out more about Jacopo here.
Not sure whether Osteopathy is the right option for you?
If you’re unsure whether Osteopathy is the right option for you, please come in for a Free Assessment where we can discuss the reason for your visit, perform a brief examination and explain how we may be able to help. To book this free consultation please contact the clinic on 01903 734373, or click below to book online.