Frequently Asked Questions
  • What do Cranial Osteopaths help treat?
  • What can I expect on the first visit to an Osteopath?
  • How many treatments will I need?
  • Is osteopathy regulated?



    What do Cranial Osteopaths help treat?

    Osteopaths can help patients with a variety of conditions such as:
  • Colic
  • Back pain/Sciatica
  • Neck Pain/Headaches
  • Shoulder and Elbow Pain
  • Hip, knee and ankle pain
  • Muscular Strains
  • Whiplash Injuries
  • Repetitive Strain Injuries
  • Postural problems
  • Pregnancy related back pain
  • Sport Injuries
  • Arthritic conditions

    For more information on Cranial Osteopathy please click here.

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    What can I expect on the first visit to an Osteopath?

    You will be asked to fill out some personal details on your/your child's notes.
    The Osteopath will then bring you / and your child into the treatment room and take a detailed case history including the present complaint.
    You/your child will be examined by the Osteopath.
    The Osteopath will diagnose your condition and formulate a treatment plan.

    At the end of the treatment the Osteopath will advise you on what you should do now. In most cases you will be asked to return for further treatment.

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    How many treatments will I need?

    In most cases 4-5 treatments will be required. However, some complaints are resolved within 1-2 treatments and other more chronic problems will require more than 5 treatments.

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    Is osteopathy regulated?

    The osteopathic profession, in the UK is governed by The General Osteopathic Council (GOsC). Since 2000, the title "osteopath" has been protected by law. This means that it is a criminal offence to describe oneself as an osteopath in the UK unless registered with the GOsC.

    Only practitioners meeting the GOsC's high standards of competence and safety are eligible to join their register, and they must also provide evidence of good health, good character and professional indemnity insurance cover.

    In Ireland, the Osteopathic Council of Ireland is the organization representing Osteopaths. All members of the OCI must also be registered with the GOsC.
    Frank ia a member of both the OCI and the GOsC.
    For further information regarding the GOsC, please click here.
    For further information regarding the OCI, please click here.

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