Frequently Asked Questions
- Can osteopathy help children and babies too?
- I'm pregnant, can I still have osteopathic treatment?
- I'm not sure if my problem is suitable for osteopathic treatment
- How do I know if you are properly qualified?
- Is osteopathy covered by my health insurance?
- How long is each appointment?
- How much does each appointment cost?
Babies respond very well to osteopathic treatment which helps resolve the effects of birth. Although in the majority this occurs naturally, some babies are more squashed in certain positions in pregnancy or are subject to stronger forces during labour including the use of forceps and ventouse deliveries. We think that this may result in a particularly fractious baby.
Most midwives, breast feeding councillors and health visitors recommend cranial osteopathy for newborn babies.
We also see children of all ages in the clinic for many injuries such as falls, sporting injuries, pain from poor posture as children sit longer at desks and discomfort during or after growth spurts.Back to top
Yes. During pregnancy your back has to cope with a large amount of anatomical and physiological changes when your ligaments soften to help accommodate the baby so can be a cause of back pain or cause old injuries to re-occur.
Osteopathic treatment can help keep your posture in an optimum position to help prevent back pain and prepare you body for the birth.Back to top
Most sprains and strains, as well as back pain, osteo-arthritis, headaches and asthma are well suited to osteopathy.
If you are not sure, please phone to talk directly with the osteopath.Back to top
All osteopaths in the UK are required by law to be registered with the General Osteopathic Council who are our governing body and there to uphold standards and levels of excellence in our training and post-graduate education.
They hold a register of all osteopaths and this can viewed on the General Osteopathic Council website.Back to top
Most policies do cover osteopathy, but you should check first with your insurance company as some may require a letter of referral from your GP.
We are registered with most insurance companies in the UK.Back to top
Your first session will be up to 1 hour and subsequent sessions will be up to 45 mins.Back to top