PRIORY OSTEOPATHIC AND FOOT HEALTH CLINIC

 

FAQ's


How much does it cost?

Please click here for our services and prices.


What can I expect on my first visit to an osteopath?

The osteopath will start by taking a full case history of current and previous medical conditions, including dietary and lifestyle questions. The presenting symptoms will be discussed in detail and then when consent is given a series of movements may be performed in order to highlight the problematic area(s). At this stage the osteopath will discuss his findings and provide you with a resume of his diagnosis and treatment plan should it be appropriate. There will be certain situations where the osteopath may feel that further investigation is required in order to resolve the condition. The osteopath will discuss these with you and the appropriate healthcare avenue will be advised.



Who and what do osteopaths treat?

Osteopaths can treat a wide range of condition and these are not limited too:

• Back and neck pain
• Muscle tension and pain
• Disc injuries
• Sciatica
• Sports injuries
• Post traumatic injuries including whiplash
• Shoulder conditions including rotator cuff syndrome
• Arthritic pain and joint stiffness
• Treatment and rehabilitation after minor injuries
• Postural and tension headaches


How are osteopaths regulated?

All osteopaths in the UK are regulated by the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC). It is against the law for anyone to call themselves an osteopath unless they are registered with the GOsC, which sets and promotes high standards of competency, conduct and safety.


How do I know if an osteopath is registered?

You can check on the General Osteopathic Council website (www.osteopathy.org.uk) for confirmation or ask to see their registration certificate.


Do I need a GP referral to see an osteopath?

No. You can self refer to an osteopath and most patients do. However there are GP surgeries that will refer for treatment.


Is there parking?

Yes there is.


What are the opening hours?

Opening hours are Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm and Saturday 8am to 5pm. If there is a specific time please do not hesitate to call and we will see if we can accommodate. The principle osteopath lectures 2 days a week at The British School of Osteopathy, however appointments are available on those days.


Is there disabled access?

Yes, full disabled access and facilities.


What should I wear?

Please wear what you feel comfortable in. Most patients will wear loose fitting sports wear. In order to maximise efficiency of the treatment, there may be situations where you will be asked to derobe to your underwear. Towels for modesty are provided.


Can I bring a friend or relative?

You are more than welcome to bring a friend or relative to a treatment session.

Do you accept debit or credit cards

Yes we accept all major debit and credit cards. We also accept cash and cheque as payment.


Can I claim on my private medical insurance?

We are covered by several insurance companies but it is always best to check with your provider first as there are differences in insurance policies.

 

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