Your questions

Frequently asked questions

Will the treatment be painful?

Osteopathy is a safe and effective form of treatment. Osteopaths are taught how to manage patients carefully with skilled handling to ensure minimum discomfort. You may be in lots of pain when you arrive but rest assured you will be handled with the uttermost care and attention.

Will there be any side effects from the treatment?

The majority of people experience no major after affects. It is however very normal for some people to feel a little tired and tender for a day or so afterwards but this usually subsides quickly. On the whole patients usually feel more mobile and relaxed almost immediately after the treatment.

How many sessions will I need to have?

This will depend on your problem and the factors that have added to it such as your age, general health, lifestyle and work. All of these can affect your rate of recovery. You will be informed as to how many sessions you will need on your first consultation. Most people start to feel improvement straight away and for others it can take a little longer.

What do I need to wear for the session?

Osteopaths take a holistic approach and therefore need to see the entire body framework. This means that you may be asked to dress down to your underwear so it is advisable to wear undergarments that you feel comfortable in.

Do I have to get a referral from my GP?

No not necessarily. Some people are referred by their GP but most people aren’t. If there is any reason to contact your GP, the osteopath may contact him/her directly with your consent.

How old do I need to be to benefit from osteopathy?

There is no age limit!. Osteopaths see and treat patients of all ages - children to the elderly, working individuals to sporting people as well as pregnant mothers.

Can I get an off-work certificate (sick note)?

Yes. When appropriate, we issue Off Work Certificates as provided by the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC). These are accepted by employers and the DSS for benefit purposes.

Where is New Day Osteopathy based?

New Day Osteopathy is based in The Towngate Clinic, 102 Towngate, Leyland, Lancashire, PR25 2LR.


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