We hope you find most of the information you want / need to know here. If you can’t, please get in touch with us and we’ll do our best to answer any queries you might have.
Be comfortable and make sure clothing is flexible. Loose, stretchy trousers, leggings, jogging bottoms or shorts are all really good. Some people like to come wearing shorts under their trousers. For you lovely ladies, you might be asked to undress down to your bra, so wearing one is preferable, but a vest top or similar will be fine too. Whatever you are wearing, be comfortable.
Osteopathic treatment is usually a very gentle process and osteopaths work very hard to make treatment as painless as possible, but you may experience some discomfort during and after treatment. Your osteopath will warn you if they think that the technique that they are about to use is likely to be uncomfortable and will stop if you tell them that you are feeling too much pain.
Following treatment, you may experience some mild soreness in the area of the body that was treated, this will normally resolve within 48 hours. If you experience serious or unusual symptoms after treatment, you should contact your osteopath straight away for advice.
Osteopathy is currently a private practice so no referral from your GP is necessary. You can self refer. If you’ve been to your GP and have any image results (MRI, X-ray etc.) it would be really helpful if you could bring the results with you.
Mon | 8:00am – 5:00pm
Wed | 9:00am – 5:30pm
Thurs | 2:30 – 7:30pm
If you need appointments on these days but outside these times then please ask and we’ll do our best to fit you in.
New patient appointments are £45. Allow around 45 minutes.
Follow up / returning patients are £38. Allow around 30 minutes.
We know that traffic can be a real pain but please try and arrive on time for your appointment. For new patients we ask that you complete the forms online before your appointment, or arrive early to give you time to complete the forms.
You can pay by cash and we have a card machine if you would like to pay by card or smart phone.
We are very sorry, but we aren’t able to accept American Express or cheque.
We’ve all been there and understand that you may not be able to make your appointment and need to cancel or rebook. It’s absolutely fine, sometimes you’re 100% better, and sometimes, life just gets in the way. All we ask, is that when cancelling or moving your appointment, you give us much noticed as possible, ideally at least 24 hours. You will need to get in touch with us through phone or email. Click HERE to be directed to our contact page.
There a few options when it comes to parking:
- Free on street parking on Peel Street.
- There is a large free car park by the railway station about an 8 minute walk to the practice. Click HERE for directions.
We don’t mind you bringing your family. Little ones sometimes cause a bit of disruption during the the appointment, but if you don’t mind that, than neither do we. There isn’t a lot of space in the treatment room, so just bare this in mind.
That’s wonderful news and congratulations! As you know, the first 3 months of your pregnancy are the most risky. Your osteopath would probably not treat the area around your back or abdomen during this time, but if this is where you need treatment there are ways to get you better without direct treatment to the area. We see a lot of ladies at all stages of bump and are highly experienced in safe and effective treatment for you.
Of course you can! If you are anxious, nervous or just want someone with you during your appointment we encourage you to bring someone with you. We can accommodate 1, maybe 2 extra people in the room as it’s not a very large room. More are welcome to come, but they will have to wait in the waiting room.
Yes! Everything in our clinic is on the ground floor level, so we have good disabled access. There is a disabled parking space directly outside the clinic. If you need us to reserve this for you, please let us know when booking.
There are no steps into the building so the access is suitable for wheelchairs.
The toilet is on the ground floor but we are sad to say, it is very small and not wheelchair friendly.
If you need any assistance please let us know when booking the appointment.
Your osteopath has the highest level of training and expertise, and will provide a safe and effective diagnosis and treatment for you. Osteopaths are regulated healthcare practitioners, regulated by the General Osteopathic Council.
Osteopaths have to have a recognised degree from an accredited establishment. This training takes a minimum of 4 years and includes: anatomy, physiology, osteopathic assessment diagnosis, medical testing and some aspects of clinical medicine. All osteopaths must undertake a minimum of 1,500 hours of clinical practice with patients during their training.