Prices and what to expect
Initial consultation – £50
Follow up session – £44
Video consultation – £35
Osteopathy is covered by most Private Health Insurance providers
Please be aware that there is a 24 hour cancellation policy with all appointments.
See below a summary of what will happen on your first visit. You may also want to see the measures that have been put in place to make your appointment COVID-19 safe.
A full case history will be taken. This will include your medical health (illnesses, medication, accidents, operations etc), details of your present condition and some questions relating to factors that may have triggered or help to maintain your current problem.
This is the osteopathic examination which can involve removing some of your outer clothing. This is so that your entire body framework can be assessed. You will be asked to move in different directions and a number of orthopaedic tests will be used to find out what the problem is.
The osteopathic treatment will be tailored to your individual condition using a range of appropriate techniques. An explanation will be given as to the rationale for the treatment, the suggested cause for the condition and the number of sessions you will need to aid full recovery
A first consultation will usually last between 45 – 60 minutes and a follow-up session between 30-45 minutes.
Please remember that what is achieved inside the consulting room is only a proportion of the Osteopath’s work. It is necessary for Osteopaths to keep relevant notes, communicate with GPs, review hospital X-rays and scans and write reports.
Most people receive maximum benefit from a short course of treatment, whilst others require continuing attention to sustain relief from pain.
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 with this treatment?
The majority of people experience no major side effects. 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 remove your outer clothing 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.