Osteopathy FAQ’s

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Osteopathy FAQ’s

About Osteopathy

What Is An Osteopath?

What does the word “osteopath” mean?

What is the difference between osteopathy and physiotherapy?

What is the difference between osteopathic and chiropractic treatment?

Is there a recognised official body for osteopaths?

Is osteopathy recognised as a mainstream, medical profession?


What will happen to me during the treatment?

How long will the treatment take?

Will I have to take all my clothes off?

Will the treatment hurt me?

How long will it be before I am pain free?

Do I get better treatment if I go to a more expensive osteopath?

Do I need to be referred by my doctor to get an appointment?

Can I get the treatment on the NHS?

Will I need to do exercises as part of the treatment?

Will I be able to drive after the treatment?

Am I likely to get the same type of pain in the future?

Am I getting myself into a process that will cost me a lot of time and money?

Will I still be charged if you refer me to someone else?

If I’m injured during treatment will I be insured?

Have you treated other people with the same type of pain?

Can I read reviews from previous patients?

Can I choose to see a male or female osteopath?

Fees and Payments

Are you more expensive than a chiropractor?

How much will the first consultation cost?

Can I pay by cash?

Other Clinics

What other osteopathic clinics are there in my neighbourhood?

Are you the most expensive osteopath in the neighbourhood?

Are you the best osteopath in my neighbourhood?

About Ashley

How long have you been qualified and how long did you train for?

Where have you worked before?