FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
To put your mind at ease, we have compiled a list of question our patients ask before seeing the osteopath. If you have additional requirements or you are in need of clarification, just give us a ring and ask away!
1. How many treatment sessions will I need?
It’s hard to say without actually seeing you or discussing your condition, but sometimes it is just a few treatments (anything between 1-6). Some people need more and some take less, but it usually depends on how long you’ve had the problem. Sometimes people come to see the osteopath over a long period of time, over different intervals… sometimes is just a few treatments.
2. What kind of clothes should I wear during treatment?
Blemishes and marks on the body may be significant in our diagnosis so generally you need to be examined in your underwear. Examination gowns to preserve your modesty are also provided.
3. Is the treatment painful?
Osteopathic treatment itself is relatively painless but sometimes areas of the body are already irritated so you may feel a little soreness during and after the session.
4. Do I need to be referred by my doctor or GP?
No, just telephone and ask for an appointment, it’s that easy. We may need to contact your doctor and gain further information about your condition, but we’ll only do so with your express approval.
5. How long do I have to wait to get an appointment?
If your particular affliction is urgent we’ll try to fit you within 48 hours or less.
6. What do I need to bring with me?
If you have copies of X-rays or scans or medical reports they are always useful to bring along. They may help us diagnose you quicker and offer a tailored treatment plan.
7. Do you treat children?
Yes, we do treat babies and children. All persons under the age of 16 however need to be accompanied by an adult.
8. Can I just come along for a quick chat?
Yes, most certainly. You can ask for a 15 minute free consultation just to get an opinion. I will listen to you, possibly have a quick look and tell you if I think I can help or if you should pursue another course of action.