Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to some of the questions you may have

What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment which works with the structure and function of the body. The maintenance of good mechanical function is essential to good health. Problems in one part of the bodies framework often leads to aches and pains in joints and muscles elsewhere and may affect both circulation and nerves to any part of the body. Osteopaths work to restore the structure and function of the body to a state of balance and harmony, so helping the whole person.

What will treatment involve?

On your first visit an osteopath will take a detailed medical history, and listen to your concerns. Then a careful examination will be carried out followed by specific treatment for your injury or health problem.

How many treatments will I need?

Obviously this does vary case to case, you may find one treatment is enough to unlock certain injuries, however, generally patients need between 2 - 6 sessions. Some patients feel they benefit from regular treatment once a month or every six months, it is up to the individual.

How long are the appointments?

The initial appointment is for 1 hour which includes taking your medical history, an examination and then treatment. Follow up appointments are for 30 minutes.

What is Cranial Osteopathy?

Cranial Osteopathy is a subtle type of treatment that uses gentle pressure to help release stresses and tension throughout the body. It can be safely used to treat anyone from birth to adult.

Will my Private Medical Insurance cover my treatment costs?

We are recognised as treatment providers for all the major medical insurance companies ie AXA PPP, Pru Health etc, please check with your insurance company prior to treatment.