What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy, is a physical therapy which is performed on an individual to help diagnose, treat and prevent a variety of health problems. As a profession, there is a specific focus on the joints, muscles and spine. Osteopathy is also known as manual treatment, as it’s carried out with the hands and uses a variety of techniques.
An Osteo’s aim is to restore normal function and stability of joints to help the body heal itself.
What is an Osteopath?
An Osteopath aims to restore the function and stability of your joints to aide the body in healing itself. Examples of this can include; increasing the mobility of the joints, relieving muscle tension and enhancing the blood supply to your muscle tissues.
An Osteopath's qualifications
To qualify, an Osteopath must complete either a 4-year or 5-year Honours degree (Bachelor’s or Master’s). This involves over 1,000 hours of clinical training.
It’s legally required for all Osteopaths to be registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC). Registration is only accepted from those who are compliant and hold a recognised qualification. In addition, our osteopaths partake in CPD sessions regularly. We hire only the best, so you can be sure that our osteopaths are perfect for the job.
Osteo vs Physio: What's the difference?
Firstly, the greatest difference is down to each parties ideology and training. However, there are now many similarities between both respected therapies.
Osteo or Physio?
The aim of the treatment is the same, but some say the style of treatment is different. Therefore, it’s down to personal preference.
If you have a problem, do something about it! It’s best to see someone, than nobody at all. Moreover, with both options available, you can always book in for a free consultation.
Private Health Insurance
Our Osteopath’s are both registered and recognised by the majority of the main health insurance providers. You must obtain a policy number and claim authorisation code. Once you’ve received this, please inform our client care team when booking the appointment.
Appointments are usually available on the day, or within 48 hours of your enquiry.
We will also invoice your insurer on your behalf and we’ll only be in touch if your details are incorrect or if you’re due an excess payment towards your treatment.
Check with your insurer to see if you’re liable to pay us an excess as part of your treatment.
Book directly without the need of a referral.
Osteopathy prices are set regionally to ensure we remain competitive. Treatment prices can be found on each clinic page.
Offers and Discounts
Get 10% off when you pre-pay for a block of 6 treatments. Speak to your Osteopath first to determine how many sessions you require before purchasing. All blocks are non-refundable and non-transferrable.