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Osteopathy has been clinically proven to effectively treat a variety of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions.

For more information see Conditions We Treat.

Osteopaths have been a regulated profession since 1993 and in 2017 were awarded Allied Health Profession (AHP) status by NHS England.

Please visit the General Osteopathic Council website for more details.

The Quality in Osteopathic Practice Report (PDF), December 2018 brings together existing research around the patient experience, the clinical effectiveness and the safety of osteopathic practice.

Osteopaths have undergone an extensive four year degree course covering anatomy, physiology and pathology of the human body. This enables them to evaluate the best course of action and whether osteopathic treatment is suitable for you.

Qualifications generally take the form of a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in osteopathy, for example, BSc(Hons), BOst, BOstMed or MOst.

The title ‘osteopath’ is protected by law. It is against the law for anyone to call themselves an osteopath unless they are registered with the General Osteopathic Council, which sets and promotes high standards of competency, conduct and safety.

Further information is available on the General Osteopathic Council website.

We will give you an indication as to how many appointments you may require. Every case is different depending on the type of injury. A simple muscle sprain may only require two treatments, whereas more complex conditions may take longer. Your state of health, age and stress levels all have a bearing on how quickly your body will heal.

In more chronic conditions, ongoing ‘maintenance’ sessions can help to keep symptoms from reoccurring. In these instances, we will regularly review the treatment and management plan with the patient to ensure we have a clear, agreed understanding of the purpose and benefits of continued treatment.

Treatment is designed to be gentle but effective. Following osteopathic treatment, some patients may experience transient stiffness and/or soreness, this may last from a few hours to a couple of days. This is normal and a result of the physical nature of osteopathic treatment.

We will advise you of ways to minimise treatment reaction, for example using an icepack or doing stretches. However, if you have concerns about any discomfort that you are experiencing following treatment then please contact us for advice on 0782 115 7920.

Appointments cost £52 and last 30 minutes. There is time to listen to your concerns, understand the cause of your symptoms and carry out hands-on osteopathic treatment.

We are registered with the following private healthcare providers:

Please note that we do not invoice insurance companies directly and that you are expected to settle your treatment fee with us at the end of each visit. If you intend to reclaim fees from your private healthcare provider, we can provide you with the appropriate receipts to make a claim.

The Practice Rooms is a beautiful listed period building located in the heart of Westbury-on-Trym, offering easy access to the city centre, M4 and M5. The treatment room is on the ground floor and there is free parking on the High Street directly outside for up to one hour. For more information and to book an appointment see Practice Information.

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