A Low Cost Introduction to Osteopathy
Times: limited availability, please enquire
with Rebecca Winsor
Cost: £20 for a 30 minute session
What is the difference between a private consultation and an Introductory Osteopathy For All session?
It is a unique service which has been developed for those people who are unsure if osteopathy is the right choice for them, or who would like to try a low cost option before committing to a whole series of treatments. It offers more general advice about their condition and postural or exercise advice if appropriate.
The sessions are shorter than a private consultation and are offered at a lower cost. All our Osteopathy For All practitioners are experienced, fully qualified and members of the General Osteopathic Council.
What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a holistic manual system of diagnosis and treatment healthcare practice that uses gentle manipulation of joints, muscles and other tissues to help the body to function more efficiently, by increasing mobility and circulation and reducing levels of pain. Some of the techniques used are very gentle and others are more physical. It can be of benefit from the newborn to the elderly and is most commonly used in cases of physical trauma, misalignment or chronic muscular tension.
What does the consultation include and what is the aftercare?
The session will include a short case history, a comprehensive osteopathic examination and feedback and some treatment and/ or postural exercise advice if appropriate. Exercise printouts may be given.
Following the consultation your practitioner may recommend continued treatment when appropriate, or may refer you on to another therapist or GP. If further osteopathic treatment is recommended then the cost of the introductory session will be reimbursed when booking a routine follow up appointment.
Are there any risks?
As with any medical treatment, there is a small amount of risk associated with osteopathy. The most common complaint is mild soreness or aching following a treatment, which often precedes a decrease in overall symptoms. Some techniques carry greater inherent risks, but your practitioner would discuss this with you before proceeding. Your osteopath would want you to let them know if there is any unusual reaction, and would be able to give you further advice in the event of this.