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For the purpose of health insurance claims, we ask you pay for your treatment on the day of your appointment. Upon doing so, you will be provided with a full invoice which you can present to your health insurer for reimbursement of the consultation fee.  Please be aware that the reimbursement fee may vary depending on your provider and we suggest you contact them in advance before your appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an osteopath?

Osteopaths are highly trained healthcare professionals who are experts in the musculoskeletal system (joints, muscles and associated tissues) and its relationship to other systems of the body.

Osteopaths are statutorily regulated primary healthcare professionals, who work in the private healthcare and/or primary, secondary and tertiary care in NHS settings.

Osteopaths see people of all ages and backgrounds from pregnant women to elite athletes.

What training has my osteopath received?

All Osteopaths working in Britain are regulated by the General Osteopathic Council. They are required to successfully complete a Masters in Osteopathy in one of the accredited institutions. This includes over 1000 hours of successful supervised clinical practice.

What does osteopathic treatment entail?

During your first appointment, Rory will ask you about your medical history and lifestyle, as well as any symptoms you may be experiencing. This is very important as it will help to make an accurate diagnosis and assist Rory to suggest appropriate treatment.

Rory will then examine the areas of your body causing discomfort. He will need to feel for any tightness in the soft tissues and stiffness in the joints and will need to touch those areas to identify problems.

Rory will explain what he is doing throughout your treatment.

Please be aware the cause of your problem may be in a different area to the pain, for example, pain in your lower arm is often linked to the nerves in your neck, but don’t let this worry you as Rory will walk you through this to ensure you have a full understanding.

Treatment typically involves several sessions of manual therapy designed to release tension, stretch and relax muscles and mobilise joints. Rory may also use gentle visceral and cranial techniques to help return the body to optimal functioning.

If you are uncomfortable with any part of this, you have the right to ask for the treatment to be stopped at any stage, without prejudicing your future treatment.

Occasionally Rory may diagnose an illness which would better be treated by a different medical colleague. Your permission will always be sought before referring you on for further investigations.

Will it hurt?

Most of the techniques used are gentle and painless. The nature of your complaint however, might make you more sensitive to pain and your feedback is always valued if you find a particular treatment exacerbates your symptoms.

Some patients experience a ‘treatment reaction’ while their body readjusts to the effects of the treatment. If this has not improved within 48-hours please ring for further support.

What should I wear?

Rory, your osteopath, will need to be able to see and physically examine areas of your body contributing to your complaint. We use drapes and towels to ensure your dignity at all times during treatment.

Patients who prefer not to undress to their underwear are welcome to wear shorts, sports bra, or close-fitting garments.

How much will my treatment cost?

Initial consultation (up to 60minutes) £70.00

Further appointments (up to 45minutes) £52.00

Less than 24-hours notice will incur a cancellation charge

Our treatment may be covered by medical insurance, please check with your insurer before making an appointment.

Can I bring a companion?

Young people under the age of 16 will only be treated with an accompanying adult. Everybody else is welcome to bring a trusted companion to their appointment.

How will my information be kept secure and confidential?

At the start of your first appointment, Rory will record information about your medical history and lifestyle, as well as any symptoms you may be experiencing. This is essential in helping to make an accurate diagnosis and for Rory to suggest appropriate treatment.

Your records will be treated as confidential in accordance with standards of practice set out by the General Osteopathic Council and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

If you wish, you may request a copy of your notes, but you may be charged an administration fee for this.

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Body Beliefs Osteopathy
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Tel: 01277 676 676

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