Questions & Answers
Is osteopathy safe?
Osteopathy is a safe and natural approach. The treatment is tailored to your individual case and as osteopaths use a range of techniques, we will pick those best suited to you.
What should I wear?
In order to properly assess your posture and movements it is common to be asked to undress to your underwear. Feel free to bring along a pair of shorts, or anything that you are comfortable in. Gowns are also available upon request.
Will it hurt?
Osteopathic treatment is always tailored to the individual. Some soft tissue treatment may cause discomfort during treatment. Your osteopath will tell you what to expect; please tell us if you are in pain. If you are uncomfortable with a particular technique there is probably another way to achieve the same results in a more agreeable manner.
Can I bring a friend or relative?
Yes, if you wish to, you can have someone present for the whole case history, examination and treatment.
Should I see my GP before seeing an osteopath?
This is not necessary unless you are feeling unwell. Osteopaths are trained to detect medical conditions. If an osteopath is in any doubt and feel that medical intervention is required then you will be referred to your GP.
Am I too old for osteopathic treatment?
Age is no barrier as treatment is always adapted to the individual needs of the patient. A patient with osteoporosis can have osteopathic treatment. Only very gentle treatment techniques are used.
What are the appointment fees?
Initial Consultation: (1hr) £45
Follow up Appointments: (30mins) £34
I have private medical insurance, will this cover osteopathy?
Most private and medical insurance schemes cover osteopathy but individual policies can vary; check with your insurance company. We are currently registered with AVIVA, PruHealth, Simply Health, and WPA.
Is Osteopathy for Me?
As osteopathy works with the mechanics of the human body and posture, it can be used to not only to relieve pain but to improve health and function. It can be used alongside orthodox medical treatment in all ages from the new born infant to the growing teenager, the sporty (or non-sporty) adult the expectant mum, to the elderly.
Clinic Opening Hours
Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm
Late Clinics Tues & Thurs until 7pm
Alternate Sat 9am - 12pm
Qualified Practitioners registered with TAO