Osteopathy in the UK is complementary to conventional medicine, and is different from conventional medicine. It is a hands-on manual therapy that uses hands-on techniques to assess and treat the body. We may also use some adjuncts to treatment such as, ultrasound, electrotherapy, acupuncture and taping.
Most people who see an osteopath do so for help with musculoskeletal pain (Muscles, tendons, joints and ligaments) or other problems related to muscles and joints.
You can ask as many questions as you want, the last thing we want is for you to leave us thinking, what was all that about?
Your first visit will take approximately one hour and will include: Taking a comprehensive case history
Observation of Posture and Movement
In order to accurately assess the area to be treated, you may be asked to
remove a certain amount of clothing. You will need to wear something you are
comfortable in (sensible underwear or shorts). Patients may bring a chaperone
to any treatment.
Why do we need to assess you undressed?
On occasion, in order to arrive at a working diagnosis, more investigations may be necessary, such as, X-Ray, Scans, Blood tests or an opinion by your GP or a specialist.
Is treatment painful?
Provocative clinical testing by its nature is designed to recreate the problem. This type of testing is sometimes necessary to confirm the diagnosis, and may cause discomfort.
Patients with certain conditions, may experience short duration soreness and or stiffness after recieving treatment. This is a normal treatment reaction and we will advise patients how to manage this by giving self-care advice.
We ask that patients lets us know if we are causing discomfort during treatment and we will adapt our treatment to suit.
Follow up treatments take approximately 30 minutes.
All sessions are £50. 00
We do not charge extra for the initial consult we allow the extra time in order to take the case history and carry out clinical examination.
Payments can be made by cash, cheque, credit or debit card or via some medical insurance companies.
Orchard House Health
50 The Drive
9.00 - 12.30
2.00 - 7.00
2.00 - 7.00
Morning session (Tom)
09.00 - 1.00
Afternoon session (Jon)
2.00 - 6.00
To make an appointment or to check availability please call
all sessions are £50 per session.