Diagnosis | Tracey Betts-Allen | Osteopath | Paris 8 | Tracey.Osteo An Osteopathic diagnosis is made considering the information obtained from the following: The description you provide of your pain or complaint; when it occurred and how (if you are able to pinpoint this), as well as any history of any similar complaints, your medical history, your occupation, lifestyle and interests. All these elements paint a picture of the stresses and strains which your body has been subjected to. Osteopathic and possibly medical tests (carried out during your consultation). Palpation of the painful areas and those which may be relevant to them. Palpation is the supreme tool of the Osteopath, enabling her to identify dysfunctional areas by touch. REMINDER the aim of the Osteopath is to resolve dysfunctions of the body and to prevent their recurrence .