What should I wear?

As with any medical examination, you will probably be asked to undress to your underwear, so please wear something you are comfortable in. Shorts and a vest top are acceptable.

Can I bring a friend or relative?

Yes – if you wish, you can have someone present throughout your consultation and treatment.

Does it hurt?

Some soft tissue treatment may cause discomfort during treatment. Your osteopath will tell you what to expect, and will want you to let them know if you are in pain. You may feel a little stiff or sore after treatment. This is a normal, healthy response to the treatment.

Do I need to see my doctor first?

You do not need to see your doctor first if you are paying for your own treatment. However, some insurance companies require you to see your doctor first. Osteopathy is available on the NHS in some areas – and national guidelines say it should be available everywhere for low back pain.

How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments you need depends on the condition and person we are treating. We aim to keep your appointments to a minimum. Your osteopath will be able to tell you within a short period of time whether they can treat you or if they need to refer you to someone else.

Osteopathy is available at Yew Tree Clinic every weekday: please telephone or go to the appointments page to book.

Who do the osteopaths at Yew Tree Clinic treat?

Yew Tree Clinic osteopaths commonly treat people of all ages and fitness levels from newborn to the elderly, manual workers, office professionals, pregnant women, children, babies and sports people.

What do the osteopaths at Yew Tree Clinic treat?

By focusing on the individual and addressing the structural imbalances and lifestyle issues causing the symptom pattern, we are able to help a wide variety of conditions. These include back pain, headaches, repetitive strain injury, changes to posture in pregnancy and associated discomfort, postural problems caused by driving or work strain, the pain and stiffness of arthritis and minor sports injuries.

What techniques are used by the osteopaths at Yew Tree Clinic?

Our osteopaths use a wide range of gentle techniques including physical manipulation, stretching, soft tissue release, joint mobilization and cranial techniques to increase the mobility of joints, to relieve muscle tension, to enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues, and encourage your body’s own healing mechanisms. We advise on lifestyle issues, posture and give specific exercises to aid recovery, to prevent symptoms recurring and to promote long term physical and emotional wellbeing.

Do you do home visits?

Our osteopaths are able to do home visits within the local area if patients are unable to get to the clinic due to an acute episode of pain. However, we recommend wherever possible for patients to attend the clinic as treatment is most effective on our specialised treatment tables. Please discuss your needs with our team.