What to expect

What to expect at vertex therapies

Before and during your first session

If you have decided to visit an Osteopath in Hedge End or Stubbington, you may be wondering what to expect during your first consultation.

We’ll start your first session by listening to why you’re visiting us, and ask you some follow up questions about how it happened, your previous medical history and your goals.

Then we’ll move on to a physical examination to narrow down the cause. After, we’ll explain your diagnosis and treatment plan in plain English so you fully understand what’s happening and why. 

Listening to You

Physical Examination

Diagnosis & Explanation

Tailored Treatment Plan

What to expect at vertex therapies

What does osteopathic treatment look like?

Following your examination, your osteopath will explain their findings and discuss a suitable treatment plan. Treatment techniques include: 

  • Soft tissue techniques, which apply pressure to the muscles and other soft tissue.
  • Muscle energy techniques, which require you to use your muscles to counter the forces applied by your osteopath.
  • Manipulation techniques, the popular ‘clicking’ noise technique that restores motion to your joints and decreases pain.

It’s important to remember that our osteopaths have many more techniques to help you get out of pain, and we’re able to adapt to your preferences.

Meet your osteopath

James Bisson M.Ost

James is an Osteopath with thousands of clinical hours under his belt. Over the last 6 years he has worked across both NHS and private clinics. He has developed a style of treatment which involves working with you to better understand the cause of your pain and the reason it persists.

James specialises in patients with chronic pain, arthritis, neck/shoulder issues and headaches who have exhausted other avenues of treatment.

Fully Qualified after 4 years of training

Fully Insured

Registered with the General Osteopathic Council




Welcoming new patients

Make An Appointment and Get Treatment

At Vertex, we’re committed to staying at the forefront of our industry, constantly evolving and adapting our techniques to ensure that you receive the highest quality care possible.

Whether you’re dealing with chronic pain or simply looking to improve your overall health, Vertex is the right choice for you.