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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some questions that our previous customers have asked us in the past.

Will treatment hurt?

Generally, osteopathic treatment does not hurt, although there may be some minor short-term discomfort, aching or stiffness, which will pass. Patients normally find that further treatments are much more comfortable, most look forward to coming!

Are there any risks?

Research has shown that osteopathy is one of the safest and most effective forms of manual therapy available and has far fewer risks than many other types of treatment and interventions for your problem. Your Osteopath will be happy to discuss all your concerns regarding treatment.

How long will treatment take to help my pain?

Osteopathy can significantly help pain, especially if carried out within the first six weeks. Classically the longer you have been in pain the longer it will take to achieve results. Your Osteopath will advise you of your likely recovery time. Although early treatment is preferable Osteopaths are also effective at treating long-standing or chronic pain.

How can a recurrence of my condition be prevented?

This will depend upon the condition itself. Where necessary the Osteopath will prescribe exercises and lifestyle adjustments. The practitioner may recommend maintenance treatment every two to six months depending upon your original condition.

What if it is something serious?

If your Osteopath feels that treatment is not appropriate for your condition you will be referred to your GP or to a suitable specialist.

What forms of payment are accepted?

We accept debit cards, cash and cheques – with cheque guarantee cards.

Will I be able to claim on my Health Insurance?

You may be able to claim for treatment against your health insurance.  Call them prior to your first appointment as often you need a GP referral letter and an authorization number.  Charges for radiological and professional witness reports are dealt with on an individual basis.

Who Recognises Osteopathy and by whom is it regulated?

In 1993 osteopathy became the first complementary health care profession to have undergone statutory regulation by Parliament giving Osteopaths the same legal status as dentists and doctors, guaranteeing patients the same level of professionalism, protection and confidentiality. Osteopath is a protected title; a practitioner can only practice as an osteopath if he/she is registered with the governing body, The General Osteopathic Council.

What Do Osteopaths Treat?

Although a great deal of osteopathic treatment is concerned with back pain and sciatica, there are many other conditions that can be treated successfully.

These include:

  • Sports injuries
  • Headaches
  • Neck and arm pain
  • Shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand problems
  • Repetitive strain injuries (R.S.I)
  • Hip, knee and foot problems
  • Whiplash and traumatic injuries
  • Problems experienced during pregnancy and post–natal issues
  • Degenerative conditions
  • Jaw problems
sports injuries

Skilled and experienced

  • Well established business
  • Friendly and experienced team
  • Professional treatments
  • Comforting and relaxing environment
  • After treatment care and support
  • Long lasting results
  • Highly qualified osteopath

For treatment of the highest standard call us on 01582 217 027 or 01280 390 760

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