How many treatments will I need?
During your initial consultation you will be advised on whether you will require follow-up treatments and how many we estimate that you will need. As a guideline only, a recent, simple injury may take between one and three sessions. A chronic injury such as frozen shoulder or long term back pain may need more treatment. Once your problem has been resolved it may be appropriate to have maintainance or preventative treatments. This is especially the case if you are doing something on a daily basis that may be aggrevating the condition (such as using a computer for hours every day with poor posture).
How do I know that an Osteopath is qualified and registered?
The General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) regulates Osteopathy in the UK. You can click on the link and search for the practitioner to check to see if they are registered The General Osteopathic Council.
Can I claim on my medical insurance?
We are covered by most medical insurance including Bupa, PPP-Axa and Norwich Union and Standard Life. Sometimes insurance companies require you to be referred by your GP. Contact your insurance company before commencing treatment and they can inform you on the process and the number of treatments that you are covered for.
Will the problem come back?
Depending on the nature of the condition, the Osteopath may give you posture, diet, exercise or naturopathic advice. It is in your best interest to follow this advise to minimise the chance of the problem re-occurring. The Osteopath will advise you if they think regular treatment is relevant to you. This can also prevent the condition from re-occurring.
When will I be able to get back to my normal exercise regime?
The Osteopath may advise you to rest and refrain from your normal exercise or sport for a certain amount of time. With minimal stress to the body, the healing process may be quicker.
My knee hurts when I walk down stairs. I twisted it a few months ago. Can an Osteopath help me with this?
An Osteopath will diagnose the problem and work with you on a treatment plan. It is better to see the Osteopath as close to the injury time as possible so the problem can be resolved more quickly.