What is an Osteopath Clinician?
Osteopaths are primary health care and all our clinicians trained at the University College of Osteopaths (London). Although we are in private clinic, some osteopaths work in the NHS. In addition to basic medical training, we are expert on minor orthopaedic conditions and use our palpatory skill to diagnose and treat with gentle manipulation.
What do I need to bring?
For the first consultation, if available, please bring all your previous test results including blood test, MRI, X-ray and Ultra-sound tests and a list of your medication. If you wish, you can be accompanied by a friend or a member of your family. This is necessary especially with minors.
How many visits will I need?
It depends on what your condition is. After taking your case history and thorough examination, your osteopath will tell you how many visits you may need. Generally speaking, patients are seen between 4 to 6 visits. Our fees are listed here.
What should I wear to my appointment?
If you consult us with a painful knee or ankle or foot you will not need to undress but if we are treating your spine, we will ask you to undress down to your underwear. You will be more comfortable to wear a modest underwear or even a pair of shorts.
Do I have to be referred by my G.P. ?
As a primary health care, you do not need a GP referral. However, similar to your private consultant, we will write a courtesy letter to your GP regarding your diagnosis, treatment plan and your prognosis.
Can I claim with my private health insurance?
Yes. We are a treatment provider for most medical insurances including BUPA and AXA-PPP.
Please speak to your insurance for authorisation.
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