What happens in an Osteopathic appointment?
The initial appointment is normally up to 1 hour long, this is because we start by taking a full case history which includes : what reason you have come to see me, previous history- operations, medications, fractures or injuries.
Then I will leave the room and ask you to get undressed down to your underwear/ shorts / loose clothing (dependent on what is comfortable for you).
Then I will observe how you are standing, see how your body is moving around the symptoms you have reported and how tight muscles are. I will also use more specific and specialised testing to come to a working diagnosis. We will then discuss what the findings show and if you are happy with the treatment plan suggested I will then treat using gentle articulation of joints, osteopathic manipulation techniques and soft tissue release techniques.
After the treatment, I will give advice as appropriate to each patients unique presentation e.g. exercises, cold or hot treatment advice.
What training does an Osteopath have?
Osteopaths are required to complete a full four year Integrated Master’s Degree as well as an additional 30 hours of training each year once graduated.
Rebecca graduated from the European School of Osteopathy in Maidstone with an Integrated Masters Degree & Diploma of Osteopathy.
Rebecca has continued further training since graduating in Kinesiology Taping, Paediatric Osteopathy techniques, Replacement joint and current research supporting as well as Remedial Hypnosis and many, many more.
Are Osteopaths insured?
Rebecca is a fully insured and a member of the Institute of Osteopathy. Rebecca is also registered with the General Osteopathic Council who are the Osteopathic governing body.
Can I claim my appointment cost back?
Yes. These days the majority of health insurance companies will accept Osteopathy and so you can claim back part or all of your payments. Please inform Rebecca at the time of booking if you will be claiming back through insurance to ensure it will be. Unfortunately at this time Rebecca is not able to accept AXA PPP insurance.