Frequently Asked Questions about Osteopathy Appointments
What should I wear?
It is helpful to wear loose fitting clothing to help with the examination and treatment. It is not always necessary to undress to underwear. Track suit trousers, shorts and low cut vest tops usually allow access to the area in need of treatment.
Can I bring a friend or relative?
Yes, if you wish you can have someone present throughout your consultation and treatment. There is also a comfortable waiting area at the practice. Remember that patients aged 16 and under legally need to have a parent/guardian present throughout.
Does it hurt?
Some soft tissue treatment may cause mild discomfort during treatment. Your Osteopath will tell you what to expect, and will want you to let them know if you are in pain. You may feel stiff or sore after treatment. This is a normal, healthy response to the treatment.
Do I need to see my doctor first?
You do not need to see your doctor first if you are paying for your own treatment. However, some insurance companies may require a G.P. referral before authorising treatment.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments depends on the condition and individual we are treating. We aim to keep your appointments to a minimum. Your Osteopath will be able to tell you within a short period of time whether they can treat you or if they need to refer you for further investigation.
What can Osteopaths treat?
The most common conditions that we treat are:
- Back and neck pain
- Shoulder and arm problems
- Pelvis, hip and leg problems
- Sports and other injuries.
However, patients have found Osteopathy helpful for many other conditions.
If you would like any more information please contact us.