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 I will ring back as soon as wIcan.
Emails can be sent through the contact us page or via text message direct to the practioner, 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 May 2022; are £50 for the 1st visit (up to 90 mins).
Follow up visits, lasting around 40-45 minutes, are £43.
The pandemic has necessitated extra time between patients and although follow up appointments generally last around 40 minutes the booking system schedules an hour for these apointments to allow time for cleaning as required.
How can I Pay?
You can pay by cash or debit card or if you wish by bank transfer. 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.