Here is a list of common questions asked: If your question is not answered, or if you seek further information about our service please do not hesitate to contact us.
Who benefits from Osteopathy?
Anyone can benefit from treatment to relieve pain and improve movement, allowing the body to function more efficiently. Osteopathy also helps to restore normal posture and alignment to prevent recurrence and achieving
a speedy recovery.
Is my Osteopath Qualified?
Osteopathy can treat almost all conditions which have one of the following symptoms; pain, stiffness, weakness, loss of movement.
What can I expect when I receive treatment??
During the initial consultation a thorough subjective assessment and full examination will be carried out. From the information collected and observed, we aim to provide each patient with a diagnosis of their condition. From this, a personalised treatment plan with time phases will be prescribed to each individual, along with a likely prognosis.Every stage of the treatment will be discussed with you. The treatment effects will continuously be monitored and adjusted accordingly, to ensure that the agreed and realistic goals can be achieved.
How many treatments will I need??
No condition has a set number of treatment sessions, as every patient is an individual. At the end of your initial consultation, the Osteopath will discuss the anticipated number of treatment sessions you require, but these will be reassessed at the end of every treatment session.
Will I be expected to do anything in between treatments??
YES. To achieve optimal recovery it is important to work in partnership. Each patient is given advice and personalised exercises to carry out between each treatment session. The home exercise and advice given to
you to carry out between the treatment sessions, is just as important as the treatment received from theOsteopatht, in order to optimise and accelerate the recovery process.
What is Electrotherapy?
Electrotherapy includes Laser Ultrasound, Interferential Therapy and Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS). These modalities help to relieve pain and promote the healing process.
Should I stop my sports activity if I have suffered an injury??
The Osteopath will advise you on necessary periods of rest, exercise etc. during the assessment.
Do I have to be referred by a doctor?
NO, anyone can refer themselves to an Osteopath for treatment.
What should I wear?
Dress comfortably in loose fitting clothes, like shorts or leggings. The Osteopath will need to see the affected area. For neck and back problems the therapist will require you to remove your top, and for lower limb
problems, please bring or wear shorts.
Should I have medical notes and X‑rays at hand??
Yes. Any relevant information you have about your condition along with any other relevant medical history will help the Osteopath make an informed assessment.
Is my Osteopath Qualified?
All Osteopaths will be fully qualified to Bsc or Msc level having completed 4 to 5 years at university and all must be registered with the General Osteopathic Council!