Is the treatment right for me?
Please call us and arrange to speak to an Osteopath or Physiotherapist if you are unsure about the nature of your injury or what treatment would be right for you. If treatment is not deemed appropriate there will be no charge made for your appointment.
What does the treatment involve?
Osteopathy and Physiotherapy use stretching, massage and articulation techniques to restore the health of muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints. You will also be given a specific program of stretches and rehabilitation exercises and detailed aftercare advice.
How is my medical data stored?
Your initial consultation involves the physiotherapist or osteopath taking a full medical history, treatment notes are then also taken at subsequent visits. Medical histories are kept on our secure practice software in accordance with data protection and the code of practice set out by The Chartered Society of Physiotherapists and the General Osteopathic Council. Medical notes are not disclosed to any third party such as General Practitioners or health insurance providers without written permission.
What should I wear?
As the treatment involves massage and stretching techniques you may have to remove some outer layers of clothing such as shirt, jumper or trousers. If you are suffering from low back pain or leg pain you may wish to bring shorts or loose trousers to change into. Women suffering from upper back and neck pain may wish to wear a vest top.
Do I need to see my GP first?
Osteopaths and Physiotherapists are trained as primary healthcare practitioners and patients can seek treatment without referral.
If necessary you will be advised to see your GP or you may be referred for further investigations such x-ray or MRI.
Please note most Health Insurance companies ask that you contact your GP before seeking treatment.
What training do Osteopaths and Physiotherapists have?
Osteopaths undergo a full time 4 year degree course and are required by law to register with The General Osteopathic Council and undertake annual continual professional development training.
Chartered Physiotherapists undergo a full time 3 year degree course, they are registered with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and undertake annual continual professional development trainin