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Osteopathy

Osteopathy offers a manual therapy approach to the treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal injury through passive stretches, joint mobilisation, sports massage, deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy and myofascial release.

What we treat:

Back pain – Neck pain – Muscle, tendon and ligament sprains / tears – Hip pain – Knee pain – Foot and ankle pain – Shoulder pain – Tennis elbow – Golfers elbow – Carpel tunnel – Sports injuries – Running injuries – Cycling injuries – Disc prolapse – Trapped nerves – Sciatica – Arthritis – Head aches – Pre/post natal care – Pre/post surgical rehabilitation – Repetitive strain injuries.

Chris Belderbos BSc (Hons) Osteopathy

Chris (cropped IV)

Experience: Chris graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in 1999 and worked within the National Health Service and in private practice at Lloyd’s of London before establishing the Ludgate Clinic in 2003.

Governing body: Osteopaths undergo a full time 4 year degree course and are registered with The General Osteopathic Council.

Prices:

Initial consultation: £60

Follow up appointment: £52

Physiotherapy and Osteopathy are covered by all health insurance providers including BUPA, AXAPPP, Cigna and Simply Health. Most health insurance providers require a GP referral prior to receiving treatment.

Frequently asked questions:

Is the treatment right for me?
Please call us and arrange to speak to an Osteopath or Physiotherapist if you are unsure about the nature of your injury or what treatment would be right for you. If treatment is not deemed appropriate there will be no charge made for your appointment.

What does the treatment involve?
Osteopathy offers a hands-on, manual therapy approach to the treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal injuries using mobilisation and stretches, deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy and myofascial release to restore the health of muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints.

What should I wear?
As the treatment involves massage and stretching techniques you may need to remove some outer layers of clothing such as shirt, jumper or trousers. If you are suffering from low back pain or leg pain you may wish to bring shorts or loose trousers to change into. Women suffering from back and upper limb pain may wish to wear a vest top.

How is my medical data stored?
Your initial consultation involves the osteopath or physiotherapist taking a full medical history, treatment notes are then also taken at subsequent visits. Medical histories are kept on our secure practice software in accordance with data protection and the code of practice set out by The General Osteopathic Council and The Chartered Society of Physiotherapists. Medical history and treatment notes are not disclosed to any third party such as General Practitioners or health insurance providers without the permission of the patient.

Do I need to see my GP first?
Osteopaths and physiotherapists are trained as primary healthcare practitioners and patients can seek treatment without referral. If necessary you will be advised to see your GP or you may be referred for further investigations such x-ray or MRI. Please note most Health Insurance companies ask that you contact your GP before seeking treatment.

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