Making an appointment
you can use our online booking system to make an appointment. If you would rather talk to a practitioner first please ring 024 7655 5114 and leave a message on the anwerphone and we will ring back as soon as we can.
Emails can be sent through the contact us page or text SMS mesaages to the practioners on their phones, the numbers are listed on the Practitioners page.
Who regulates Osteopathic Practice?
Osteopathy has been recognised as providing a major contribution to musculo-skeletal medicine and it is now regulated by an act of Parliament (Osteopaths Act 1993), the first of the complementary medical approaches to be formalised under law. This ensures the osteopath you see will have been fully trained on a 4 or 5 year course. They are also required to hold fully compliant insurance and maintain an ongoing programme of professional development.
What Should I Wear?
As it is common practice to ask patients to partially undress for an examination, gowns and towels are available for any patients who require them. It is not essential that patients undress although loose light clothing is ideal for those who would rather remain dressed throughout.
Is Osteopathy covered by my Health Insurance?
All health insurance companies cover osteopathic treatment, although different policies offer different levels of cover. Please check with your insurers for details. Practitioners are registered with all the insurance providers who require it.
What are your charges?
Our current charges as of 1st March 2019; are £45 for the 1st visit (up to 90 mins).
Follow up visits, lasting 35 – 40 minutes, are £40.
How can I Pay?
You can pay by cash, cheque, or debit card. It is usual to settle the fees owed at the time of treatment. Some insurers prefer direct invoicing and this can be arranged. An administration charge may be applied to fees that are charged on account.
Do I need my GP to refer me?
No. Your osteopath may feel you need to see your G.P., and with your permission, will contact them.