The following information may help you if you are not familiar with osteopathic treatments:
What to wear? – You will probably be asked to undress to your underwear so please wear clothing in which you are comfortable.
Does it hurt? – Some soft tissue techniques, stretches or exercises may cause some minor discomfort during treatment but you will be informed on what to expect and techniques can be adapted accordingly. You may feel a little stiff or sore after your treatment but this is a normal and healthy response which should reduce in a day or two.
Do I need to see my doctor first? – Not if you are paying for your own treatment. However, some insurance companies require you to see your doctor first.
How much will it cost? – Prices differ depending on the type of consultation you book, where your treatment is located and which package you may select, these can be discussed either on the phone or during your consultation. During the coronavirus lockdown, video and phone consultations will be half the cost of face to face ones.
How long will it take? – The first appointment is around 45 minutes to 1 hour, follow up treatments usually last between 30 to 45 minutes. Video consultations are 30 to 45 minutes, phone consultations 15 to 30 minutes.
How many treatments will I need? – This will depend on your condition and rate of recovery. However, most problems can be resolved in 3-6 treatments. After the problem has disappeared many clients opt for periodic preventative treatments to help maintain their state.
Who can benefit from osteopathy? – Osteopathic treatment is suitable for virtually everyone; the young or old, office professionals, physical workers, pregnant women, children, sports people and many more. Whilst being trained to cater for a wide variety of people and problems, my three main areas of expertise and specialism are in the treatment of the aging body, frozen shoulder and sports injuries.
How will you operate after reopening, following the Coronavirus pandemic? – Appointments will be spaced out, stringent infection control measures will be implemented and full PPE will be worn by Nick, including mask / gloves / apron and glasses (upon risk assessment). A pre-screen & triaging phone call will also be made the day before your appointment. Further details will be provided over phone, email and in the blog section of this website.