Osteopathy FAQs

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What should I do if I have concerns about my Osteopath and/or the treatment I have received?

All osteopaths are expected to have a complaints procedure in place in their practice to address patient concerns. If you have concerns about the competence or the professional conduct of your osteopath, and you have been unable to resolve the issue satisfactorily with the osteopath, or their employer, the General Osteopathic Council will advise on [...]

By | 2017-03-01T00:30:37+00:00 March 1st, 2017|1 Comment

What training do Osteopaths have?

Undergraduate students follow a four or five-year degree course combining academic and clinical work. Qualification generally takes the form of a bachelor’s degree in Osteopathy – a BSc(Hons), BOst or BOstMed – or a masters degree in Osteopathy (MOst). Many Osteopaths continue their studies after graduating. Osteopaths are required to update their training throughout their working lives. It [...]

By | 2017-03-01T00:30:09+00:00 March 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Do I need a GP referral to see an osteopath?

Most patients ‘self refer’ to an osteopath for treatment. Although referral by a GP is not necessary, patients are encouraged to keep both their GP and osteopath fully informed, so that their medical records are current and complete and the patient receives the best possible care from both healthcare practitioners.

By | 2016-03-16T01:33:26+00:00 March 16th, 2016|0 Comments

What do osteopaths treat?

Commonly treated conditions include Back and neck pain, Postural problems Sporting injuries Muscle and joint deterioration Restricted mobility Occupational ill-health Fibromyagia & chronic fatigue Headaches and Migraines Sciatica Arthritis

By | 2017-10-17T12:09:55+00:00 March 16th, 2016|0 Comments

What can I expect on my first visit to an osteopath?

At the first consultation, the osteopath will compile a full case history of your symptoms, as well as asking for information about your lifestyle and diet. The osteopath may also observe you making some simple movements to help them make a diagnosis. You will usually be asked to remove some clothing near the area of [...]

By | 2016-03-15T21:08:55+00:00 March 15th, 2016|0 Comments

What is osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a primary care profession, focusing on the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal disorders, and the effects of these conditions on patient’s general health. Using many of the diagnostic procedures applied in conventional medical assessment, osteopaths seek to restore the optimal functioning of the body, where possible without the use of drugs [...]

By | 2018-05-10T01:36:12+00:00 March 15th, 2016|0 Comments