What do Osteopaths treat?
“We don’t just treat backpain?!” For some reason Osteopaths are commonly known for just treating backs, yes we do treat backs but we also treat the rest of the body too! From headaches, to big toe problems we treat the whole body and pride ourselves on finding out the route cause of the problem rather than simply treating the symptom.
How long do Osteopaths train for?
All Osteopaths complete a four year full time degree course in Osteopathic Medicine. Every Osteopath is then registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) and carry out annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in order to stay up to date within the profession.
What should I wear?
As with any medical examination, you will in most cases be asked to undress to your underwear, so please wear something you are comfortable in, or bring a pair of shorts or leggings.
Can I bring a friend or relative?
Yes – if you wish, you can have someone present throughout your consultation and treatment.
Does it hurt?
Some soft tissue treatment may cause discomfort during treatment. Your Osteopath will tell you what to expect, and will want you to let them know if you are in pain. You may feel a little stiff or sore after treatment. This is a normal, healthy response to the treatment.