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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is Osteopathy safe?

How effective is Osteopathic treatment?

What does treatment feel like?

Do I need a referral from my GP? 

How many treatments will I need?

What are the opening hours?

Can I claim on my private medical insurance?

Is Osteopathy safe?

Osteopathy is a safe and natural approach to health care that works to enhance the body’s health and healing mechanisms. The risks associated are very low particularly when compared with the risks associated with taking long-term painkillers.

Osteopathy is a recognised health profession. This enables the patient to enjoy the same safeguards they have when visiting a doctor or dentist.
All Osteopaths are registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) after having undertaken a 4 to 5 year degree-training programme.

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How effective is Osteopathic treatment?

Medical studies over recent years have shown Osteopathy to be less expensive, less reliant on medication and to have a higher patient satisfaction rate for back, neck and other musculo-skeletal pain than conventional medical care*.

*Effectiveness of OMT for treating mechanical low back pain. New England journal of medicine, Nov (1999)
*UK BEAM trial.Medical Research Council (2004)

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What does treatment feel like?

Osteopathic treatment can use a variety of techniques (please see Osteopathic treatment). The techniques used are gentle and do not have to cause pain of discomfort. Patients often report a soothing sensation of relaxation as tension is eased from the body, post treatment patients often feel taller.

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Do I need a referral from my GP? 

Although many GPs recommend Osteopathy to their patients, like going to the dentist you do not need a referral from your GP.

Osteopathy is a complementary form of treatment that works well when used in conjunction with medical treatment.

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How many treatments will I need?

Each individual is unique often only one session may be required. Generally positive results are normally seen within 2- 4 sessions.
As a rule at Deeping Osteopaths your progress will be reviewed and discussed with you on each visit.

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What are the opening hours?

 

Can I claim on my private medical insurance?

Michael is registered with Norwich Union and most other healthcare companies now accept Osteopathic treatment from registered practitioners.

Please check details of your cover with your provider.

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