What is osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a manual physical therapy which is performed to help diagnose, treat and prevent a variety of health problems.
What is an osteopath?
An Osteopath aims to restore normal function and stability of your joints, muscles and spine to help the body heal itself. Examples of this can include; increasing the mobility of the joints, relieving muscle tension and enhancing the blood supply to your muscle tissues.
To qualify, an osteopath must complete either a 4-year or 5-year Honours degree (bachelor’s or master’s) and over 1,000 hours of clinical training.
It’s legally required for all osteopaths to be registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC). Registration is only accepted from those who are compliant and hold a recognised qualification. In addition, our osteopaths partake in CPD sessions regularly.
Osteo vs physio: what’s the difference?
Firstly, the greatest differences are in the ideology and training for each therapy. However, there are now many similarities between the two.
The goal of both treatments is the same, but the overall ‘style’ is different. Therefore ultimately when selecting treatment, it’s really down to personal preference.
If you have a niggle or pain it’s best to see someone sooner rather than later and avoid deterioration. Moreover, with both physio and osteo available, you can always book in for a free consultation for each and we can help you to determine which treatment style would suit you best.
Book directly without the need of a referral. Osteopathy prices are set regionally to ensure we remain competitive and can be found on each clinic page.
Get 10% off when you pre-pay for a block of 6 treatments. Speak to your osteopath first to determine how many sessions you require before purchasing.
Private health insurance
Our osteopaths are both registered and recognised by the majority of the main health insurance providers. You must obtain a policy number and claim authorisation code. Check with your insurer to see if you’re liable to pay an excess as part of your treatment. Once you’ve received the above, please inform our client care team when booking the appointment.
We will also invoice your insurer on your behalf and we’ll only be in touch if your details are incorrect or if you’re due an excess payment towards your treatment.