Visitng an osteopath

What should I wear?

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05/02/2008 at 11:10

This is going to sound like a daft question...but what undies should I wear?

I've hurt my back at the lower region and so I know I will have to strip, but should I wear shorts or just pants (obviously not a thong - )?

What should I expect too? Will it hurt?

Any advice would be good?

05/02/2008 at 11:23


I have always worn what I call big knickers as I always wear a thong, but I must admit I forgot once and had to stip to just my bra and thong, but it was only me that was worried about it, he was fine!

05/02/2008 at 11:27
so long as they are clean I wouldn't worry - | just wear my normal knickers which aren't that big or small - I think they've probably seen it all before
05/02/2008 at 11:30

Wear big knickers or boy shorts to save any embarrassment.

Can't tell you what to expect as I'm not an osteo but he/she may palpate and manipulate your vertebrae. It should not be painful.

05/02/2008 at 11:32

Halle - I usually wear thongs too - but I'm a bit conscious that I don't want to moon the osteopath even if as Green Eyes says they have seen it all before.

Puts me in mind of a James song - 'You saw the whole of the moon'.   

What will the osteopath do and will it hurt? As you can see I have a pre-occupation with pain, even though I am currently in pain, I really don't want more.

05/02/2008 at 11:32

Thanks Siance - X post.

05/02/2008 at 11:34


Like Green Eyes says, just wear any clean knickers, but all I was saying was if you forget like me, don't get too worried about it, they really have seen all sorts and it won't bother them at all.  The treatment is not really painful, every persons treatment is different, but sometimes when they do what people call bone crunching, it is not painful, just a little bit of  shock when they do it.

05/02/2008 at 11:41

Thanks for the advice all.

Halle, you've reassured me and calmed me down a bit - thanks

05/02/2008 at 11:42

Agree regards the clean knickers - I treat rugby players and you'd be surprised at some peoples' shreddies

Most therapists prefer 'sensible' underwear because some of the procedures may be uncompromising and although we've seen it before we'd rather not have to look at it!

Lawro, LOL - that song's by The Waterboys, cool tune btw

05/02/2008 at 12:01

LOL! Thanks for that Siance. I'll find my best pair of black bridgets.

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