How long will my appointment last?
Initial Consultations will last up to 60 minutes and Follow-Up Appointments are 45 minutes. Virtual Sessions (both Initial Consultations and Follow-Ups) are 30 minutes.
What should I expect from my Initial Consultation?
In your Initial Consultation, your Osteopath will ask you questions relating to your current condition / complaint and your general medical history. If we believe that Osteopathy is suitable for you, we will then progress with relevant assessments. Prior to treatment, we will discuss your management plan, expectations and prognosis. If you have any questions throughout your consultation, then please do not hesitate to ask your Osteopath.
What do I need to bring with me?
Just yourself – and suitable clothing for your assessment and treatment. If you do have any medical documents that are relevant to your condition, then please bring these with you (this includes a list of any prescribed medication that you are currently taking).
What should I wear? Will I need to undress?
Osteopathy addresses the cause of your symptoms that you are presenting with. This involves viewing the body as a whole. It is useful for patients to undress to their underwear for their assessment; however, we appreciate that for some people this will be uncomfortable. We respect your privacy and ask that if this is the case, you wear comfortable clothing that you are able to move around in.
What should I do if I need to reschedule or cancel my appointment?
We request 24 hours notice if you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment. All late cancellations and no-shows will be charged full price.
Do you treat babies / children?
We treat children aged 13 years and above. Our Osteopaths are DBS checked.
Children under the age of 16 are required to have a parent or responsible adult to accompany them.
There are Paediatric Osteopaths that we can refer you to if you have a child under 10 years of age.
Can I receive treatment if I am pregnant?
Absolutely – Osteopathic treatment can be extremely helpful throughout pregnancy. We can help with the symptoms caused by the natural physical changes that pregnancy creates.
If you are less than 12 weeks pregnant, we will require consent from your GP prior to treatment. This is because the first trimester carries a naturally high risk of complications and miscarriage.
How do I know if Osteopathy is right for me?
Ultimately, osteopathy can benefit most people and can help in the recovery or management of many common conditions. We would encourage you to Contact Us to discuss how osteopathy can be able to help you. We will always refer you to other medical professionals or therapists where we believe it is in your best interest