FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

OUR TREATMENTS ARE TAILOR MADE FOR EACH PATIENT 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

OUR TREATMENTS ARE TAILOR MADE FOR EACH PATIENT 

Please find the details of what we can treat in our What We Do Section of our website. However, this list is not exhaustive and our treatments are tailor made for each patient taking into account their health history, lifestyle and ailment. We offer an initial free consultation to review your issues.

Please find the details of what we can treat in our What We Do Section of our website. However, this list is not exhaustive and our treatments are tailor made for each patient taking into account their health history, lifestyle and ailment. We offer an initial free consultation to review your issues.

What can Osteopathy treat?

Please find the details of what we can treat in our What We Do Section of this website. However, this list is not exhaustive and our treatments are tailor made for each patient taking into account their health history, lifestyle and ailment. We offer an initial free consultation to review your issues.

Do Osteopaths understand medical conditions?

Our four-year degree to become a registered Osteopath is initially similar to a medical student. Our course also covers the study of Osteopathic philosophy, concepts and techniques. Throughout the final 2 ½ years, we have extensive hands-on experience working with patients under supervision in the college clinic to finally achieve a BSc. Degree in Osteopathy.

 

Every qualified Osteopath must continue to develop their skills through Continuous Professional Development (CPD) throughout their career.

What is the length of treatment?

Every patient is different and our approach and treatment is tailored to our patient’s needs. Hence, we will need to assess each case to provide an accurate prognosis.

What can I expect after treatment?

When your body has been treated for the first time you may experience some aches the next day, similar to those felt after doing sports or exercise. This is due to the body starting to work in a new way and muscles that may have been stiff for a long time.

 

You may notice old injuries flaring up briefly, as the body aims to resolve them. Future treatments will further this recovery of health.

I am pregnant. Will Osteopathy be appropriate for me?

Osteopathy is often used to alleviate the discomfort of pain induced by the change in shape of the spine that comes with pregnancy. We have treated many pregnant women and helped them to enjoy a more comfortable and pain-free pregnancy. We also help new mums with post-pregnancy issues.

What happens if I cannot attend an appointment?

We will send you a text reminder 24 hours before your appointment, giving you time to make alternative arrangements.

Osteopathy is an easy 6-week qualification

False. Osteopaths study full time for at least four years to achieve a BSc. Degree in Osteopathy. The degree covers medical training overlaid by the study of Osteopathic techniques, philosophy and concepts. We also have extensive hands-on experience working with patients under supervision.

How do Osteopaths treat patients?

Palpation is our specialist skill. Through honing our sense of touch, we feel the structures and systems of the body to help uncover problems so that we can get to the root of the dysfunction to reach resolution.The length of time your body takes to heal depends on how long you have had the problem, how complex it is and how healthy you are.

Do I need to consult a GP before seeing an Osteopath?

The British Medical Association’s guidance for GP states that doctors can safely refer patients to Osteopaths. However, you do not need a referral to see us and we are happy to give you an initial free consultation to review your health problem.

 

Learn More:www.osteopathy.org.uk

What can I expect on my first visit?

The initial visit involves taking a case history that includes details of any current problems, previous episodes of pain or discomfort as well as a full medical history, detailing any accidents, illnesses or operations. This gives us an understanding of which structures could be under strain and what other health issues may need addressed. We will also look at your spine and general movement to assess its quality and any particular areas of restriction.

 

We may also do clinical examinations of the nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory and digestive systems, including checking reflexes and power, ophthalmology, blood pressure and urine. This visit will take 45 minutes.

Is Osteopathy appropriate for all ages?

Osteopathy is effective for any age group from infants, toddlers, children, adolescents, adults through to the elderly.

Are Osteopaths governed by the Law?

We are registered and insured Osteopaths and are governed by the General Osteopathic Council.

Osteopathy is an alternative medicine

False. Osteopathy is a medically-based profession, taught at universities throughout the world.

Osteopathy is a new form of treatment

False. Osteopathy was founded in 1874 as opposed to Chiropractic therapy which was founded in 1895, and modern Physiotherapy which was founded in 1896.

What can Osteopathy treat?

Please find the details of what we can treat in our What We Do Section of this website. However, this list is not exhaustive and our treatments are tailor made for each patient taking into account their health history, lifestyle and ailment. We offer an initial free consultation to review your issues.

Do Osteopaths understand medical conditions?

Our four-year degree to become a registered Osteopath is initially similar to a medical student. Our course also covers the study of Osteopathic philosophy, concepts and techniques. Throughout the final 2 ½ years, we have extensive hands-on experience working with patients under supervision in the college clinic to finally achieve a BSc. Degree in Osteopathy.

 

Every qualified Osteopath must continue to develop their skills through Continuous Professional Development (CPD) throughout their career.

What is the length of treatment?

Every patient is different and our approach and treatment is tailored to our patient’s needs. Hence, we will need to assess each case to provide an accurate prognosis.

What can I expect after treatment?

When your body has been treated for the first time you may experience some aches the next day, similar to those felt after doing sports or exercise. This is due to the body starting to work in a new way and muscles that may have been stiff for a long time.

 

You may notice old injuries flaring up briefly, as the body aims to resolve them. Future treatments will further this recovery of health.

I am pregnant. Will Osteopathy be appropriate for me?

Osteopathy is often used to alleviate the discomfort of pain induced by the change in shape of the spine that comes with pregnancy. We have treated many pregnant women and helped them to enjoy a more comfortable and pain-free pregnancy. We also help new mums with post-pregnancy issues.

What happens if I cannot attend an appointment?

We will send you a text reminder 24 hours before your appointment, giving you time to make alternative arrangements.

Osteopathy is an easy 6-week qualification

False. Osteopaths study full time for at least four years to achieve a BSc. Degree in Osteopathy. The degree covers medical training overlaid by the study of Osteopathic techniques, philosophy and concepts. We also have extensive hands-on experience working with patients under supervision.

How do Osteopaths treat patients?

Palpation is our specialist skill. Through honing our sense of touch, we feel the structures and systems of the body to help uncover problems so that we can get to the root of the dysfunction to reach resolution.The length of time your body takes to heal depends on how long you have had the problem, how complex it is and how healthy you are.

Do I need to consult a GP before seeing an Osteopath?

The British Medical Association’s guidance for GP states that doctors can safely refer patients to Osteopaths. However, you do not need a referral to see us and we are happy to give you an initial free consultation to review your health problem.

 

Learn More:www.osteopathy.org.uk

What can I expect on my first visit?

The initial visit involves taking a case history that includes details of any current problems, previous episodes of pain or discomfort as well as a full medical history, detailing any accidents, illnesses or operations. This gives us an understanding of which structures could be under strain and what other health issues may need addressed. We will also look at your spine and general movement to assess its quality and any particular areas of restriction.

 

We may also do clinical examinations of the nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory and digestive systems, including checking reflexes and power, ophthalmology, blood pressure and urine. This visit will take 45 minutes.

Is Osteopathy appropriate for all ages?

Osteopathy is effective for any age group from infants, toddlers, children, adolescents, adults through to the elderly.

Are Osteopaths governed by the Law?

We are registered and insured Osteopaths and are governed by the General Osteopathic Council.

Osteopathy is an alternative medicine

False. Osteopathy is a medically-based profession, taught at universities throughout the world.

Osteopathy is a new form of treatment

False. Osteopathy was founded in 1874 as opposed to Chiropractic therapy which was founded in 1895, and modern Physiotherapy which was founded in 1896.

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