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The Centre of Osteopathy & Complementary Health

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The Centre of Osteopathy & Complementary Health

FAQ
Many of you will have lots of questions about our various therapies, what the treatments involve and about the practice in general. We’re always more than happy to have a chat with you about any queries you may have but have a look through these commonly asked questions and you may find your answer…

Alternatively, we do offer a free 20 minute consult so you can take advantage of this and pop down and really find out which therapy will be best for you with our unique referral system. Mail us below to request an appointment.
  • How do I know which is the right therapy for me?Open or Close
    Here at the centre we offer a one stop shop and are proud of working together to insure you the best quality of care.
    If you are unsure, our dedicated reception staff will point you in the right direction and will arrange a free 20 min consultation either in person or on the phone with one of our highly skilled and qualified therapists.
    If you require further information you will be encouraged to book in for a free spinal health examination with one of our experienced Osteopaths who will take a short case history and physical examination to give you a quick overall health check, who will then tell you whether the centre is the place for you.
  • Can I speak to a therapist first?Open or Close
    Absolutely. All of our therapists offer free 20 minute consultations so you can speak confidentially to our reception staff who will point you in the right direction of treatment. You can then book in to see the therapist before treatment, completely free of charge, who will then advise you the best course of treatment.
  • Do the treatments hurt?Open or Close
    No, not generally, all therapists will be sensitive to your condition and every therapist will inform you of any potential discomfort or side effects. Although side effects are unusual, you may feel some tiredness or soreness for a few days afterwards, but this will quickly disappear.
  • How often will I need to come?Open or Close
    This will totally depend on your presenting complaint. All of are therapists will inform you during your first consultation of a suitable treatment plan for you.
  • Will I be prescribed medication?Open or Close
    No if we think that you may need medication, you will be referred to you GP.
  • Are the therapies expensive?Open or Close
    All therapies are priced individually, depending on your therapist. All of the therapies are competitively priced to make sure you are getting the very best value for money and we regularly run offers and discounts. Keep visiting the website for details or subscribe to our newsletter.
  • What if I need to cancel an appointment?Open or Close
    We all understand that sometimes appointments will have to be rearranged and this is not a problem. However 24hr notice is required, where possible, as many of our therapists will have a waiting list, so someone else can use your appointment time. Therapists can charge for any missed appointments at their discretion.
  • Should I continue with my appointments if I'm feeling better?Open or Close
    Yes definitely. Your therapist is highly skilled in your condition and you may risk that condition returning if you don’t complete your full treatment plan. However if you have any questions your therapist will be happy to talk to you at any time.
  • How do I manage my pain?Open or Close
    Please always contact us for advice if you are unable to come in for an urgent appointment.. Your therapist will give you advise as a part of your treatment plan on how to manage your pain and this will be tailored to both you condition and lifestyle.
  • When to use hot or cold?Open or Close
    Your therapist will give you advise as a part of your treatment plan and this will be tailored to both your condition and lifestyle.
    However often pain is caused by inflammation. This type of pain can be relieved by using a ice pack. Cooling an inflamed area will draw blood which caries inflammatory and damaged cells away from the area. This reduces the inflamatory process and aids the healing mechanism. If you put heat over an inflamed area this encourages more blood into the area and can increase the inflamtory process.
    Stiffness can also cause pain and discomfort these type of condition will often benefit heat treatments as encouraging blood in to tight muscles can help them relax.
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