The Osteopathic Clinic Orchard House Health
The Osteopathic Clinic Orchard House Health

What to Expect

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

  • In order to pinpoint the cause of your problem / condition, we will listen to the history of your problem / condition and ask you a number of questions related to it. We will be happy to explain the questions and reasons for asking them.

 

Clinical Examination

Observation of Posture and Movement

 

PLEASE NOTE!

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?

  • Observation: of posture and movement (looking at how you stand and move). Part of your assessment will be observations. We need to see the area causing your problem. We look for obvious deformities, changes of posture, lumps, bumps, cuts, bruises, grazes, scars, skin blemishes, swelling and discolouration.
  • Movement: we will ask you to move the area causing your problem, all within the limits of pain and discomfort to assess how much you can do for yourself pain free; this can also give us an indication of the cause of the problem.

 

Clinical testing:

  • A variety of targeted tests may be performed to determine which tissues are affected and to what extent.
  • Clinical testing of muscles, joints and nerves (looking for possible causes or consequences of your problem).
  • We will give you a full explanation of findings and an honest opinion of what we have found clinically.
  • We will offer treatment and recommendations or referral (as appropriate).

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.

 

Charges

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.

Where to find us

Orchard House Health

50 The Drive

Northwood

Middlesex

HA6 1HP

 

01923 845333

Appointments

Monday:

Morning session

9.00 - 12.30

 

Afternoon session

2.00 - 7.00

 

Wednesday:

Afternoon session

2.00 - 7.00

 

Friday:

Morning session (Tom)

09.00 - 1.00

 

Afternoon session (Jon)

2.00 - 6.00

 

 

Call now

01923 845333

To make an appointment or to check availability please call 

 

01923 845333

 

Charges:

all sessions are £50 per session.

To make an appointment, to check availability or for information please call                                   01923 845333 

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