Frequently Asked Questions
What is the cost & how long is the treatment?
All our Osteopathic consultations and treatments are £45.00 with no hidden costs and last for up to 30 minutes. We are covered by all the major medical insurance companies.
What should I expect on my first consultation/treatment?
You will be asked some questions regarding your presenting symptoms, the history of your condition and past medical history. On examination you will be required to undress to your underwear in a private changing area (A gown will be provided). You will first be assessed standing where you will be asked to perform some very simple movements. Following this you will then be examined lying down, where your Osteopath will explain what is wrong and the best treatment plan for you. Treatment, which is inclusive in the consultation varies from patient to patient but will be specifically tailored for you.
How many treatments will I need?
This depends on your presenting injury, your age, health and occupation etc. A simple neck or back sprain usually takes about two treatments. However, long term, repetitive and/or disc conditions may take longer and are often spread over a period of time.
What is the difference between Osteopathy & Chiropractic treatment?
This is a question I am asked daily. In a nutshell there is not much difference between us. We both share the same common philosophy about the importance of the integrity of the spine in assuring good health. Generally, however, Chiropractors rely mainly on spinal manipulations whilst Osteopaths use not only manipulations but other techniques such as soft tissue and treat the patients’ whole body. The main point to remember is that no matter which professional you choose, excellent care will be given.
Do you have any other available treatments?
Yes, we also offer Acupuncture and Podiatry Treatments. Contact the clinic if you require further information.
‘I had suffered all my life with back pain until I was found to have a slight short leg. A few treatments and a wedge in my shoe and I am completely pain free.’