FAQ's

At Osteopathy in Dulwich we encourage patients to contact us via phone to discuss symptoms or treatment options, we are always happy to advise.

Here are some of our most commonly asked question. If you have other queries or questions please do call on 07800 764829 or 020 8761 0959 in confidence.

Your initial appointment will last around 60 mins.
We begin by taking a case history looking at your presenting condition. We cover details about your general health and past medical history, including accidents or injuries.

Considering hygiene best practice it is best if you limit any unnecessary objects. In advance of your appointment you can either email the following items or bring a copy on your device.
– any medical records or letters you think are important
– a written synopsis of health
– a list of concerns / operations / procedures for children with a very complex history.
– details of your current medication, any MRI, scan or X-ray results.

YES. like other medical professions, we must assure your confidentiality.
No records will be released without your written permission.

Most patients experience little to no side effects from their treatment, others just feel tired. Some patients may feel achy or sore for up to 24 hours, this is normal and soon settles down. Our advice is to take it easy after treatment and where possible get an early night.

Late cancellations: other patients may be waiting for appointments so please do call if you need to cancel at the last moment, if your appointment slot can be filled no fee will be charged. At least 24 hours’ notice would be appreciated for general cancellations, otherwise the full appointment fee will be charged.

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.

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.


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.

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.