Osteopathy Clinic Opening Hours
Monday to Thursday: 8.30am to 8.00pm
Friday: 9am to 7pm
Saturday: 10am to 2pm
Sunday: Emergencies only
Home visits are possible subject to travel arrangements & parking.
Osteopathy Treatment Duration & Times
At your first appointment a full case history will be taken, including detailed analysis of your pain and its progression, your medical history, any accidents, operations and current medication. For this reason the first appointment and first treatment usually takes around an hour to complete. You need to be screened for any medical causes of your pain and we need to ensure that it is safe to offer you osteopathic treatment. Follow up treatments will usually be around 45 minutes but we generally allow a one hour slot for each patient booking to ensure a suitable time between patient, whilst allowing adequate time for review of progress and any further advice or exercises following treatment.Appointments are usually timed to be on the hour with additional time allowed for the first consultation. This approach ensures that there is always adequate time to review your progress, re-evaluate your symptoms and provide an effective treatment without being overly rushed. It also allows a little bit of leeway for late arrival due to travel difficulties. The emphasis is always on patient care and achieving good and sustained outcomes for every patient as the highest priority. Further general information about osteopathic treatment can be found at Osteopathy for Health.
First Treatment including detailed case history — £65 (please allow 1 hour or so)
Follow-up Treatments — £50 (please allow 45 minutes)
Payment Methods: Cash preferred. BACS possible in advance of first appointment. Card payments are not currently possible.
Please provide at least 24 hours notice if you need to cancel. Although we do not currently charge a cancellation fee, the appointment slot is wasted if you do not attend; this could mean that another patient remains in discomfort for longer than is necessary.
Discounts may be offered to people over 65, expectant mothers, babies, children, teenagers, students, unemployed, low income groups and patients with certain chronic medical conditions. The intent is to offer good “value-for-money” through moderate pricing and generous treatments, coupled with discounts to try to make osteopathy “affordable for all”.
Private Health Insurance
Many health insurers will pay for all or part of your osteopathic treatment costs subject to the terms and conditions of individual policies and practitioner recognition. Please check with your insurer. You should be able to obtain funding from many private insurers including Aviva, PruHealth/Vitality, Simplyhealth, WPA, Cigna, Exeter, HMCA, Benenden, BUPA, AXA PPP, etc.
At present, there is very little NHS funding for osteopathic treatment on the NHS. Nevertheless, you may wish to request osteopathic treatment via your GP in order to make him/her aware of your wishes and needs. From 1 April 2013, GP Consortia replaced Primary Care Trusts as the commissioners of NHS services to meet their patients’ wishes & needs. One of the aims of the 2012 Health & Social Care Bill was to improve patient choice and this can only be achieved if patients make their views known to NHS commissioners.