What to Expect on Your First Visit to Selston Osteopath
Your initial consultation will take around 45 minutes where your osteopath will be asking some questions about yourself and your general health (both past & present), medical history including operations and illnesses, and any medications you are taking.
What should I wear?
As with any medical examination, you will probably be asked to undress to your underwear, so please wear something you are comfortable in. If you are unconformable undressing, a pair of shorts and loose fitting vest T-shirt will be fine.
Can I bring a friend or relative?
If you are a little nervous about your first visit, you are welcome to have someone present throughout your consultation and treatment and any subsequent treatments.
Can it hurt?
Some soft tissue treatment is usually painless but you may experience some discomfort during treatment. Your osteopath will tell you what to expect, and will want you to let them know if you are in pain. You may feel a little stiff or sore after treatment. This is a normal, healthy response to the treatment.
Do I need to see my doctor first?
You do not need to see your doctor first if you are paying for your own treatment. However, some insurance companies require you to see your doctor first. We are recognised by BUPA, PPP, AVIVA, Westfield, HSA Simply Health and Perfect Health.
How much does treatment cost?
Your first treatment and consultation will last around 45 minutes and will cost £44. Following treatments are 30 minute appointments and will cost £36.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments you need depends on the severity of the condition and person we are treating. We aim to keep your appointments to a minimum and can give you an estimate of the number of treatments required at your initial consultation.
Am I in Safe Hands?
Our practitioners, Rachel and Charles are both Registered Osteopaths with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) and have over 35 years experence between them. To qualify as a Registered Osteopath, applicants must study for four to five years for an undergraduate degree. This is similar to a medical degree, with more emphasis on anatomy and musculoskeletal medicine and includes more than 1500 hours of training in osteopathic techniques. Osteopaths applying to be members of the Gosc go through a lengthy and detailed application process to prove that they are safe and competent and that they have adequate malpractice insurance and have agreed to abide by a Code of Practice.