At your fist visit the osteopath will take a full case history of your problem including a full medical case history so as to determine what your problem might be. Then you are usually asked to undress to your underwear so that your whole spine can be examined (depending on the part of the body concerned). If you wish you can wear shorts and a top or a swimsuit. Changing facilities are available as are gowns. After the examination the osteopath will explain what is wrong and then offer you treatment for your condition straight away if it is appropriate. You are perfectly at liberty to bring a friend or a relative with you to act as a chaperone during your examination and treatment if this makes you more comfortable.