WHAT IS OESTEOPATHY
Osteopathy is a form of manual therapy aimed at helping to improve and restore normal functions within the body as well as helping to reduce pain and facilitate healing by using a variety of treatment techniques such as massage, stretching and manipulation.
Osteopathy commonly treats the following conditions:
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Tennis elbow
- Shoulder and elbow pain
- Knee and foot pain
We also commonly treat musculoskeletal pain originating from postural disturbances such as those arising from work or driving strains, pregnancy and sport.
What should I expect during a session?
Osteopaths are required to obtain relevant medical information in order to help achieve an accurate diagnosis and provide a suitable treatment plan. As a primary healthcare profession we are also trained to identify medical conditions we cannot treat. In these circumstances we will refer you to your G.P for further investigations.
The first session includes a consultation as well as a treatment.
The consultation is a discussion between the practitioner and patient to establish the nature of the problem as well covering relevant medical and family history. All information is confidential.
The treatment requires the patient to dress down to their underwear (shorts can be worn) in order for the practitioner to assess the patient’s posture and function. Towels are used to cover the patient during treatment. The practitioner will always inform the patient of what is about to happen before performing any assessment or treatment. The patient has the right to consent to, or decline treatment at any time. Chaperones can be used if preferred.
What does it cost?
£40 initial consultation and £35 follow up treatments.