‘Tis the season to be jolly, but for some, navigating the holidays can bring more than just joy – it brings back pain. The combination of preparations, long hours of shopping and the occasional awkward dance move at Christmas parties can take a toll on your back. So how can you keep your spine in…Details
In the initial consultation, we start with a full case history to find out more about you and your problem. This includes the history of your complaint, general medical history and the nature of your work, lifestyle, and activities.
Based on these details, if we think osteopathic treatment is appropriate, we’ll then carry out an osteopathic assessment. This usually involves checking your posture and asking you to do some simple movements so we can check for areas of tightness, etc. We may also do other basic tests such as checking reflexes.
We’ll then explain our findings to you and discuss a treatment plan. Usually, we can also give you an idea of the number of treatments you’ll need, and we’ll review this once we’ve seen how well you respond to your first treatment.
In most cases we can begin treatment with your consent on your first visit.
We’ll always act in your best interests, so if we feel that osteopathic care is not right for you, we will suggest referring you on to your GP or another suitable practitioner.
Osteopaths seek to correct the cause of pain in the body rather than just its symptoms. Each treatment plan and the techniques that we use are always based on the individual, considering factors such as age, general health, and pain levels.
We use a range of techniques including gentle pressure and stretching to release tight areas of muscle, and manipulation to encourage improved joint movement.
We sometimes use cranial osteopathy, which is an extremely gentle approach useful in the treatment of patients of all ages, including babies.
It’s easier for us to assess and treat you if you’re wearing loose clothing e.g. jogging bottoms/shorts and a vest. During your first consultation, it’s likely that we’ll need to ask you to remove some clothing so that we assess your posture and movement. We’re sensitive to the fact that not everyone may feel comfortable with this so in this case please speak to your osteopath or the receptionist when booking.
Of course, you are welcome to bring a companion to accompany you. During the treatment of children, parents or guardians are welcome and encouraged to be present. We are still limiting the number of people in reception; at busy times we may ask companions to wait outside. We also ask that anyone accompanying patients to the clinic comply with our current covid guidelines and do not attend if they are feeling unwell.
We often see children in the practice and make every effort for everything to be as child friendly as possible. Due to hygiene guidelines, there are currently no toys or books available in the practice so please do bring some along to help entertain your child during their treatment. Some young children like to lie down throughout their session and enjoy being read to by their parent or carer, whilst others like to sit up and play with toys. Young babies can be breast or bottle-fed during treatment, and we have nappy-changing facilities on site. Please explain to your child that their osteopath will be wearing a mask.
Tight and stiff areas can often be sensitive to the touch, so we always do our best to ensure that you’re as comfortable as possible. Some patients may experience some discomfort for a day or so after treatment, although this soon disappears. Generally, patients tell us that their treatment has been a pleasant experience.
This depends on many factors, including your condition and how long you’ve had it, your age, general health, lifestyle and level of activity. Often, we can help to relieve pain and stiffness quite quickly. You can help this process along by following your osteopath’s advice and recommendations. Although all situations are individual, many patients feel much more comfortable within 2-4 sessions, and better still after a couple more treatments.
This varies from person to person as every situation is unique and will also depend on the aim of treatment.
Whatever your health goals are, we’re here to help. Some patients come to us for a few sessions for symptom relief whilst others prefer a longer course of treatment to really address the root of the problem. This tends to be more beneficial in the long-term as it can help to prevent issues from recurring.
Many patients choose to see us regularly for maintenance check-ups once their original problem has settled down. With this preventative and proactive approach, we can detect and correct problems before they become painful and debilitating. Many of our patients prefer these regular sessions to keep them comfortable and moving well, helping them to lead a full and active life.
No. Some GPs do refer directly to us but in most cases patients self-refer. If we need to contact your GP for any reason, we will ask for your consent first.
At our Bromham clinic you can either park in our driveway (space permitting) or free on street parking in available on Grange lane just outside the clinic. You can also park in the village hall carpark on Village Road, just around the corner from the clinic.
For appointments at Club Towers, free parking is available in the club car park.
If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment you can contact reception by phone or email, or you can cancel or reschedule online using the link in your booking confirmation or by logging in to our booking site.
Please give us at least 24 hours’ notice of changes to appointments to allow us to help someone else and to avoid a cancellation fee being charged.
We hope you won’t need us this festive season, but we are open on the 28th & 29th December for urgent treatments, should you need any support. Please call, email or send us a message via our website if you would like to make an appointment. Please note that our reception desk isn’t staffed full…Details
We are very excited to announce that we now have online booking available! New and current patients can now book, reschedule or cancel appointments with ease via our online booking system, powered by the user-friendly Jane App. Our wonderful reception team will of course continue to be on hand to support our patients during working…Details