What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a safe and natural health care system, which focuses on the musculo-skeletal system (bones, joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons). It combines scientific knowledge of anatomy, physiology and clinical methods of investigation with detailed examination using the hands. Regulated by the General Osteopathic Council, all Osteopaths must undergo intensive training and adhere to strict legal guidelines. Osteopathy is used to treat many causes of pain and imbalance from tendonitis to joint and muscle inflammation, which can arise from conditions such as Osteoarthritis, sports injuries, postural imbalances or simple unexplained muscle spasm. However, as well as treating the symptomatic area, I find and treat the underlying cause of pain to help prevent symptoms reoccurring. This area may not be at the site of pain, but in another area entirely, which may be causing a functional imbalance.
What are your fees?
Initial Consultation £30
Allow up to 60 minutes for your first appointment.
An initial consultation will consist of a full medical case history, examination, and diagnosis at which point your osteopath will discuss a treatment plan with you.
If treatment is appropriate you will be offered the option to have treatment on the day or book in for a later date which will cost £45.
If treatment is not required you will be referred to the appropriate health care professional for further care.
***For returning patients only***
A followup- appointment is 30 minutes and consists of a few questions to see how you are progressing, followed by an examination & assessment to confirm the working diagnosis and appropriate treatment and/or advice.
PLEASE NOTE: We recommend that all NEW patients book in for a 60 minute session on your first visit to allow time for us to fill essential forms prior to commencing treatment.
30 Minutes £35
60 Minutes £60
Do I need to bring anything with me?
If you have had any recent scans or X-rays associated with your condition, the report would be helpful.
What is the difference between an Osteopath, Physiotherapist and Chiropractor?
This is often a matter of the patients' individual preference. Osteopaths tend to use a hollistic approach to not only treat the symptoms but also to identify the cause. Physiotherapists tend to focus more exercises and stretches to aid in rehabilitation, while Chiropractors may perhaps focus solely on the dysfunction at the site of pain. Each professional will reach a diagnosis in different ways.
What will happen on my first visit?
The initial consultation will last for 45minutes. Within this time a full case history will be taken,this should take up to 20 minutes to build a picture of your case. Following on from this, a thorough examination will be conducted involving going through some basic movements and tests. You will then be given a diagnosis. If treatment is appropriate, you will be offered the option to have treatment on the the day, if not at another time at your convenience.
Will I have to undress?
You may be asked to undress partially for treatment so that you can be assessed if you are comfortable to do so. You are advised to bring a pair of loose shorts or appropriate underwear to your appointment and you are welcome to bring a chaperone along if you wish.
Is Osteopathy safe?
All Osteopaths are registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) and have untaken 4-5 years of extensive training to be granted use of the title 'Osteopath'. Any contraindications to treatment will be flagged up during your initial consultation, in which case you may be referred on to the appropriate healthcare professional if warranted.
Are your payments contactless, and which payments do you accept?
Yes we take all credit and debit cards, as well as accepting cash, cheques and bank transfers.
How do I cancel my appointment?
Please note that we have a 24 hour cancellation policy- Please see our Terms and Conditions. To cancel please call or text 07904865300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org