Initial Consultation and Examination

To understand the patient's health concerns

At the initial consultation, can take up to 20 minutes (and occasionally more if it is a complex case) to fully understand the patient’s complaint and their general health. Detailed questions regarding the nature of pain and how it began are often asked.

Questions regarding the function of all organ systems such as cardio- vascular and gastrointestinal system are frequently asked. This is called case history taking, vital to be able narrow the potential causes of a patient’s symptoms. At the start of every subsequent session, there is a brief check of symptom progression.

To confirm the cause of a patient's complaint

Case history taking is followed by a thorough examination of the patient’s joints, muscles and nerves that could be responsible for the symptoms. This could involve asking the patient to move in certain directions, or else the joints might be moved for the patient whilst the patient is relaxed.

Relevant muscles are stretched and their strength testes to understand their role in the problem. Frequently, the patient’s nervous system is tested by using equipment such as the patella hammer.

After the initial consultation, the examination is focused on the patient’s progress with treatment. The patient is usually asked to undress to get a clear picture of the tissues causing symptoms.


See what people are saying


Visiting Shireen always dispels the pain and tightness which accumulates in my joints and muscles as a result of my chronic movement disorder. She listens carefully, deploys a wealth of knowledge and understanding, tailors her treatment to my individual needs, and achieves extraordinary results. My life has changed for the better in her hands!

Professor Guy Cook


Shireen showed consideration and kindness towards me throughout my treatment. Her approach is holistic and this helped me to learn how to care for my back and protect it going forwards.
I'm feeling much better now and with the exercises which I continue to do I feel confident about the health of my back.



I was recommended Shireen by one of my close friends. I made an appointment to see her regarding my daughter’s knee problem. Shireen was very professional, kind and helpful in identifying the cause of the problem. After a thorough examination, she pinpointed the real cause of the pain ( which was not in the knee itself!) and provided us with series of exercises. We are going to see her again in a few weeks’ time and I have already made an appointment for myself!
I will definitely recommend lovely Shireen to my friends.


Working with Recognised Providers

Shireen is registered with all the major insurance providers such as AXA-PPP, BUPA, Vitality Health, Aviva etc.


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    Shireen Ismail

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