How much does it cost to see yourOsteopath?
Consultation and treatment fees:
FIrst consultation: £50.00
This includes full assessment, diagnosis, personalised treatment plan & treatment, if appropriate
Follow up Appointments: £45.00
This is an all inclusive rate, with additional costs only if you purchase orthotics, supports or any of our other products
We accept cash, cheque and all forms of credit or debit cards.
Will I receive any treatment on my first visit?
Most likely. In the majority of cases treatment will be given. In the rare instance that treatment is not suitable, you will be asked for your permission to be referred to your GP or other healthcare practitioner.
How many times will I have to visit?
The number of treatments you need depends on the condition and person we are treating. We aim to keep your appointments to a minimum. Your osteopath will be able to tell you within a short period of time whether they can treat you or if they need to refer you to someone else.
What should I wear?
As with any medical examination, you will probably be asked to undress to your underwear, so please wear something you are comfortable in. We provide disposal gowns for those who want it but please feel free to bring shorts and a loose fitting t-shirt to change into, if you prefer.
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK OR FACE COVERING THROUGHOUT YOUR APPOINTMENT (EXEMPTIONS APPLY)
Can I bring a friend or relative?
PUBLIC HEALTH ENGLAND AND OUR REGULATOR RECOMMEND THAT NO-ONE ACCOMPANIES YOU, TO MINIMISE CROSS-CONTAMINATION. HOWEVER, WE DO STILL REQUIRE MINORS TO HAVE A LEGAL CHAPERONE IN ATTENDANCE.
Yes – if you wish, you can have someone present throughout your consultation and treatment. Anyone under the age of 18 will be required to attend with a chaperone, who is able to provide consent for us to examine and treat the "minor"
Does it hurt?
Sometimes direct work to a muscle or ligament may cause discomfort.
Your osteopath will tell you what to expect, and will want you to tell us if you are in pain. We will always stop or modify our approach according to the individual's requirements.
You may feel a little stiff or sore after treatment. This is a normal, healthy response to the treatment, but if you have any concerns we would always ask that you to contact us.
Do I need to see my doctor first?
You do not need to see your doctor first if you are paying for your own treatment. However, some insurance companies require you to see your doctor first. Please check with your insurance company before attending to ensure the correct procedures for your policy are followed. Osteopathy is available on the NHS in some areas – and national guidelines say it should be available everywhere for low back pain.