Here are some of our most commonly asked questions…
If you have other queries or questions please do call on 07800 764829 or 020 8333 0055 in confidence.
A referral letter is not required unless you are claiming from your insurance company who may require that you are referred by either your Doctor or a Consultant.
Conditions vary so please check with your Insurance Company.
Your initial appointment usually last around 60 mins.
It starts with taking a case history detailing the reason you have booked your appointment and your presenting condition, with details about your general health and past medical history as well as details of any accidents and falls.
Any medical records or letters you think are important or need explaining.
A written synopsis of health concerns / operations / procedures for children with a very complex history.
Details of your current medication Any MRI, scan or X-ray results.
List of any questions you may have
Just like any other medical professional, I must assure your confidentiality.
No records will be released without your written permission.
You can bring anyone you like, its important that you feel comfortable. Please be aware that your chaperone need to be over the age of 18, and they will be privy to whatever happens during your appointment so therefore the visit is not strictly confidential.
Cranial osteopathy is not a different type of osteopathy, it is just one technique of many used by osteopaths.
Your practitioner will select the most appropriate technique for each patient.
You may experience some sort of reaction.
Often people just feel tired, but you may be achey or sore for 24 hours or so. This is normal and soon settles down.
If you can take it easy after treatment and get an early night, so much the better
These do happen at times and may be as a result of the body reacting to the stimulus towards health it has been given, or as a result of the body being unable to continue the process of adaptation that the treatment has enabled it to set into motion.
Your practitioner will be able to advise you.
The therapeutic process takes place as much in the interval between treatments as during the treatment itself.
The body needs time to respond to the treatment.
Mixing treatments is therefore very individual and should be tailored to your circumstances.
Please discuss your individual case with your practitioner.
If you are unable to keep your appointment, please note that at least 24 hours notice would be appreciated, otherwise the full appointment fee may be charged.
Notice of a cancellation allows someone who may be in pain the opportunity receive treatment.
Late cancellations: There may be people waiting for an appointments so please do call or text if you need to cancel at the last moment, if your appointment slot can be filled no fee will be charged.