Frequently Asked Questions

How often to get treatment

Frequency of treatment is dependent on each individual case, and we will discuss it as part of your unique treatment plan. 

It is often the case that regular treatment has a cumulative effect towards better health and wellbeing in general, alongside good movement and exercise appropriate to each individual. Many patients choose to see their osteopath on a maintenance plan that suits them.

I also offer two treatment length options — 45-minute and 30-minute sessions — to accommodate each individual’s requirements.

Can I pay cash?

Unfortunately, I cannot take cash payments at the moment. You can pay for your treatment during the time of booking through the booking tool or via bank transfer.

What if I have to cancel?

If you have to cancel an appointment, I ask you to give me at least 24 hours notice so I can still offer the appointment to another patient. A more short-notice cancellation may incur a fee. However, any cancellation for reasons of illness will not incur a fee.

What if I can’t get to your practice

I do offer home visits in the few cases where a patient is unable to come to the practice. Unfortunately due to the running costs of practice and the extra time required to make a home visit, there is a surcharge for this service. Please contact me for more information.

Can you treat children?

I place special emphasis on the importance of treating children because problems originating in childhood perhaps from a difficult birth or a fall, if treated early, could prevent problems occurring later. Osteopaths take into consideration all aspects of health and development in their assessment of a baby or child.

Young children do not have to lie down for their treatment and often choose to sit on the floor or a parent/carers lap and play with toys. Babies may be fed whilst they are being treated. An adult must be present for the duration of the treatment for any patient up to and including 16 years old.

It’s often helpful for us to talk by phone beforehand and even take the case history over the phone so this is not done in front of your child. This can be done at any time throughout a programme of treatment sessions, should you wish to speak about your child without them present.