If you are a new patient this page should explain what to expect from your consultation and treatment.
Your First Visit
The consultation usually lasts 30 minutes. This time is dedicated to taking a case history and physical examination in order to assess the exact nature of your problem. This enables us to determine the most appropriate management of your condition, whether it be to continue with osteopathic treatment, give general advice, or refer on to another medical discipline. We also endeavour to give you an approximate guide to the number of treatments you may require. Treatment, if appropriate will be included in the first visit.
The aim of treatment is to relieve your pain and other symptoms. This will include treating your specific complaint as well as addressing any underlying causes. The treatment is a manual therapy using various techniques on the soft tissues and joints of the body. It will also include advice on exercises, occupational posture and fitness instruction. Please allow at least 30 minutes for each treatment session.
Some typical conditions treated
- Acute and chronic conditions
- Arthritic conditions
- Neck and shoulder complaints
- Sports injuries
- Joint injuries e.g. knees, elbows, wrists and feet
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Stress related symptoms
- Trauma from accidents such as whiplash
- Trapped nerves e.g. sciatica
Osteopathy can also help through different stages of life; adolescence, pregnancy, mid-life and the elderly.
GP and Hospital notification
With your consent, we may like to inform your GP or Hospital consultant of your complaint and that we are treating you.
The cost is £63.00 per consultation. If you have any difficulties meeting these costs, please feel free to mention this to your practitioner.
If you need to cancel an appointment please try to give us at least 24 hours notice so that we can offer the space to somebody else.