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If Osteopathy is new to you, it would be natural to have some questions about your treatment. Here are some of the most common questions people ask us before their first appointment.

    • Do I need a referral from my GP?
      No, not if you are attending the clinic as a private patient.
    • Is osteopathic treatment painful?
      Osteopathic treatment is gentle and should not cause undue discomfort. Most people find treatment relaxing. However, particularly in the case of the care of injuries, some treatment may require the handling of painful areas. Some people experience mild soreness for a day or two after treatment similar to that felt after unaccustomed exercise.
    • How long will each treatment take?
      Your initial consultation may last up to one hour because it includes a thorough history and examination as well as treatment. Follow-up treatments are usually a little shorter. Depending on the condition, they can take up to 30 minutes.
    • What do I need to bring?
      Your osteopath will ask to see any X-rays, scans or test results that you may have. You may want to wear loose clothing or bring a pair of shorts should the osteopath need to work on your lower limbs.

Of course, if you have further questions or would like more details, please don’t hesitate to contact us to ask a question and/or book an appointment.

Craniosacral Therapy Osteopathy