Is it safe?

Osteopathic treatment is an extremely safe and natural approach to healthcare which works with the body’s own heath and repair mechanisms.

Osteopathy is a recognised health profession, and has the same safeguards that you would enjoy if you visited a doctor or a dentist.

What does treatment feel like?

Osteopathic treatment is gentle, some approaches are so soothing that the strongest sensation is of warmth, relaxation and tension being drawn out of the body.

Does my child need to keep still during treatment?

No – babies may be fed or held by a parent, whilst toddlers and older children often play on the floor during their treatment.

How long will I need to wait for an appointment?

We can often offer same day appointments for acute or emergency cases – please phone first thing in the morning to check availability for that day. For less urgent cases, you may need to wait a day or two; we will always do what we can to see you as soon as possible.

How many treatments will I need?

Your osteopath will discuss this with you at your first appointment. Typically an adult might need 4-6 sessions over a period of several weeks, unless your condition is severe or more chronic. Babies and children usually need no more than 3-4 sessions to see real improvement.

Do I need a referral from my GP?

No. Although many GPs recommend osteopathy to their patients, you do not need a referral from your GP to make an appointment.

Can I claim on my private medical insurance?

Chris is registered with a number of insurance providers including Westfield, Simply Health and Cigna. Please check details of your cover with your insurer before booking an appointment. Our osteopaths are fully qualified members of the General Osteopathic Council.