What happens during your first appointment?
We endeavour to get to the root of any injury or dysfunction you have, it’s simply the best way to get you back to full fitness, whether it’s taking part in your favourite past-time or being able to get back to work.
Initially one of the team will talk with you to gather as much information as possible regarding your specific symptoms, questions are likely to include how it happened, where the symptoms are & if there is any previous history of the injury. We also enquire as to any recent and previous medical procedure you have encountered so we can fully decide how best to treat you. We may also need to know of any medication you are currently taking.
Once we have as much information as we can to formulate an initial diagnosis, we will ask you to dress down so we can view the specific area in question. An important point to note is that if you would find this part of the examination uncomfortable; please feel free to bring a friend or family member with you. We want you to feel as comfortable as possible. Having viewed where your symptoms are originating from we may ask you to perform a simple series of movements and other orthopaedic test, as well as possibly examining your reflexes, blood pressure, and listening to your heart or lungs.
We will try to explain as much of the findings from the assessment as we can and give you the diagnosis in a way you can understand. Treatments can involve the use of soft tissue massage, spinal manipulation, articulation and stretching of joints as well as providing a series of exercises for you to perform whilst you continue your rehabilitation.
How long is my apppointment?
Your appointment time is usually set for for 1 hour for the initial evaluation and treatment, and then any subsequent appointments are usually 30 mins. At your request you can book for further 1 hour appointments if needed, however these will usually be charged at a rate of £50.
How much will it cost?
- Initial consultation: £50.00
- Follow up appointments: £37.00
- We accept payment by cash, cheque and credit/ debit card
- We are work in conjunction with most insurance companies including, BUPA, AXA, Simply health, Pru Health etc.
I have insurance, will it cover the cost of my treatments?
The clinic maintains specialist status with the likes of insurance companies listed below: BUPA | AXA-PPP | WPA | AVIVA | SIMPLY HEALTH | PRU HEALTH and many others.
It is worth baring in mind that your own insurance provider may have specific terms that need to discussed before they will cover the cost of your treatment.
Can I get in contact in between treatments?
Of course. We at KPO are here to help you get back to full fitness. If you require to speak to any member of the team you are more than welcome to give us a call or send us an email.
Do I need a GP referral?
No, you do not need a referral from your GP or any other healthcare practitioner. On occasion a GP may refer you to see us at the clinic, and we aim to work in conjunction with medical professionals. Our training means that should we suspect a condition unsuitable for Osteopathic treatment we can refer you to the relevant healthcare professional
Is there parking?
Yes, KPO Osteopathy offers parking at the front of the clinic, within easy reach of the treatments rooms. It is fully wheelchair accessible, and has disabled toilet facilities.