We will then want to carry out an examination to check out the functioning of your body in relation to the area you are experiencing symptoms. It is sometimes necessary for patients to remove some clothing to be adequately examined so for those less comfortable with this it advisable to wear loose clothes such as a t shirt and tracksuit bottoms or shorts. Basically whatever you feel comfortable in that will allow for unrestricted movement.
We will then explain to you our findings and what treatment we may be able to offer. If further tests or opinions are required prior to treatment you may be referred to your G.P. or a consultant. You may also have questions of your own at this point to help you decide on whether to proceed with treatment.
People respond in different ways to the various osteopathic manual approaches so it is important to tailor the treatment accordingly. This can be influenced by a person's age, general health, personal history and prior treatment experience so is subject to ongoing review and modification when necessary.
Reiterating earlier comments, osteopathic treatment emphasis is not only about the physical therapy, however. Education about pain and appropriate exercise, exploring beliefs about your problem as well as exploring lifestyle issues such as job satisfaction and stress levels are some of the much broader picture that make for a person's sense of well-being or otherwise. It is our view that an understanding of the variety of factors behind the onset of even a very recent problem can prevent this becoming a long term issue.
OSTEOPATHY FEES- DAVID HEATH
New patients- £65
The first appointment can take up to an hour and will involve taking your case history, assessment and beginning of treatment if appropriate.
Follow up appointments- £50
These appointments involve ongoing review of your problem and continuation of your treatment and can take up to 30 minutes.
Your appointment time is reserved just for you. A late cancellation or missed visit leaves a hole in the diary that could have been filled by another patient. As such, we appreciate 24 hours notice for any cancellations or changes to your appointment to avoid being charged for it. Thank you.