Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Who is Osteopathy for?
A: Anyone and everyone can benefit from osteopathy. Typically osteopaths treat problems associated with the muscles and bones but it is possible to treat symptoms of many other conditions such as headaches, asthma, rheumatoid and osteo-arthritis, constipation and other gastro-intestinal problems.
Q: What can Osteopaths Treat?
A: Musculo-skeletal problems such as neck and back pain, any joint pain, sports injuries, muscle strains and ligament sprains, whiplash associated dissorders, repetitive strain injury (RSI). Symptoms of headaches, Carpal tunnel syndrome, rheumatoid and osteo-arthritis, constipation and other gastro-intestinal problems.
Q: How much does it cost?
A: Initial consult: £41. Follow up treatments: £36.
Children under 8 years old are half price (£20.50 and £18)
Q: What is the difference between a consult and follow up treatments?
A: A consultation is essential before treatment can commence. It allows the osteopath time to explore your presenting symptoms and take into consideration any present and previous factors to tailor a treatment specifically for you. Patients will also receive their first treatment during the consultation.
Q: What can I expect on an initial consult?
A: The initial consult usually takes around 45 minutes. This time is used to; take a detailed case history of your complaint or problem, gain some insight into your past medical history, and to undersand your social and occupational demands and any goals you wish to gain from your treatment.
After completing a case history we physically examine your presenting issues to form a diagnosis and treat accordingly.
During examination and treatmeant we may ask you to remove certain items of clothing to allow for examination and to expose areas to treat. If you have any specific issues with this please contact me before hand.
Q: What shall I wear?
A: Our treatments involve soft tissue techniques so we recommend loose fitting and comfortable clothing. We may ask you to remove certain items of clothing to allow for examination and to expose areas to treat. If you have any specific issues with this then please contact me before hand.
Q: How soon can I get an appointment?
A: Phone for an appointment. I aim to see you within a week.
Q: What is the difference between an osteopath and a chiropractor?
A: Both are manual therapists and both are trained in very similar ways. There is very little difference between the two disciplines, the only real difference is between practitioners.