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  • generalised aches and pains,

  • joint pains including hip and knee pain

  • arthritic pain / wear and tear,

  • general, acute & chronic backache, back pain

  • whiplash or neck pain

  • headache arising from the neck (cervicogenic) / migraine prevention

  • frozen shoulder/ shoulder and elbow pain/ tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)

  • sciatica,

  • muscle spasms,

  • neuralgia,

  • fibromyalgia,

  • postural problems,

  • sports injuries and tensions.

What do Osteopaths

  TREAT?

Osteopathy can be used to prevent, manage and treat:

Is Osteopathy

  SAFE?

Osteopaths are regulated by the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC). It is against the law to call yourself an osteopath unless you are qualified and registered with the GOsC. The minimum qualification for an osteopath is completion of a four or five year degree, which includes at least 1000 hours of supervised clinical practice. Many osteopaths also study for masters degrees. They must then continue to update and expand their knowledge by logging a minimum of 30 hours per year of continuing professional development. GOsC can remove an osteopath from the register if they fail to maintain a strict code of professional practice. You can check whether an osteopath is registered by visiting the GOsC website.

 

Osteopathy is very safe. It is estimated that between 1 in 50,000 and 1 in 100,000 patients will suffer a reaction to osteopathic treatment that is serious enough to require further medical treatment or does not resolve within 48 hours.

Do I need to be

  REFERRED TO MY GP?

No, Osteopathy is a form of primary healthcare. Your osteopath will refer you to your GP if necessary.

 

All patients are treated as individuals by their osteopath. You are safe in our hands!

 

For more information, please go to the Institute of Osteopathy (http://www.osteopathy.org/osteopathy/) or the General Osteopathic Council (http://www.osteopathy.org.uk/information/visiting-an-osteopath/)

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

- ABOUT SILSDEN OSTEOPATHY - WHAT IS OSTEOPATHY? - MY FIRST VISIT? - WHAT DO OSTEOPATHS TREAT? - IS OSTEOPATHY SAFE? - DO I NEED TO BE REFERRED BY MY GP?