Having assessed the functioning of your body, the job of the osteopath is to help to correct any imbalances that have been discovered in your musculoskeletal system.
Osteopaths believe this helps to speed recovery and maintain health.
The treatment can vary dependent on your age and type of problem.
Techniques include massage, joint articulation, muscle stretching, joint manipulation; where you may hear or feel a pop or crack from the joint, and craniosacral techniques that involve very gentle releases of tissue tensions.
The osteopath will want to know how you have responded to treatment, as people can find some approaches suit them better than others, and will tailor an approach that works with you.
You may also be given exercises that may benefit you.