On this page I answer frequently asked questions you may have related to your treatment and after care.
What Are Your Charges?
I charge £42.00 per appointment. This includes your assessment, treatment and rehabilitation advice. Payment is by Cash, Cheque or Debit Card. I do not accept Credit Cards. All appointment times are 30mins.
What Kinds Of Problems Can Osteopathy Help You With?
About 2/3 of my patients see me for spinal problems like back pain, neck pain, headaches, sciatica, rib and mid back pain. 'Trapped Nerves' can cause arm and leg pain with pins and needles is a common condition for me to see. I have a particular interest in Sports Injuries and will not only treat the injury but also show you how to rehabilitate yourself so it does not come back.
What Can I Expect On My First Visit?
I will take a complete case history and then I will need to examine your skeletal system to help find out what is causing your problem. You may need to remove some of your outer clothing, as appropriate. This is essential so I can find out if your condition can be treated or you need to be referred on. My examination and case history will help me decide how best to treat you and what preventative advice you need to speed up your recovery.
What Does Treatment Involve?
I use a range of techniques including soft tissue massage, spinal manipulation, and articulation of stiff joints. I am a Level 2 Sports Taping practitioner and use this extensively. I will advise you on appropriate exercises to help your recovery and prevent your condition returning at a later date.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
I will always give you an indication after your first visit. As a guide, if this is the first injury you have had then it may take 2 - 4 visits. What is really important is the advice I give you to ensure a quick recovery. If you have an on going problem and regular treatment is required then I will discuss this with you.
Do I Need To Be Referred By My GP?
No, although GPs do refer patients to me. It is important that you are seen as quickly as possible as waiting may delay recovery. Over 85% of my patients are referred by word of mouth.
How Can I Be Sure I am In Safe Hands?
I am regulated by the General Osteopathic Council and have been a member since 1986. To remain with the GOsC I need to undertake 30 hours of CPD a year. I hold a current CRB certificate and First Aid in the workplace.
Do You Only Work In Dereham Norfolk?
My work involves some teaching . I lecture at the University of East Anglia. I run courses for therapists in, London, Dublin, Norfolk and Manchester.