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How Long Will The Osteopathic Treatment Take ?

How long will the treatment take is a question that we get asked often – from “How long will the treatment session last?” to “How long will it take for me to be pain free / start feeling better?”

The first question is easy to answer.  We allow up to 30 minutes for each of your treatment sessions.  Included in this time will be a mixture of talking about your concerns, assessing and treating you, giving exercises or discussing postures at home and work, therefore you may not receive 30 minutes of “hands-on” treatment. We do offer 1 hour treatments, which your practitioner will discuss with you if they feel more time is needed to help you get back to health.

How long will it take to get better is a more difficult question to answer as everyone is different:  you heal at different rates, have different lifestyles and how you have ended up with the symptoms you are suffering with will be uniquely yours.

What I can tell you is that:

  • We will assess you on an individual basis and devise a treatment plan for you.
  • We will discuss with you what is happening with your body.
  • We will not treat you for longer than you need.
  • We like to see an improvement within 3 sessions, but depending on how long you have been experiencing your symptoms this may be a little bit longer.
  • We will recommend treating you weekly until your symptoms start to resolve and we may then recommend extending the treatments out – this is to make sure that you are able to get back to enjoying your life and ensure that the problem is not returning or being aggravated by something in your lifestyle.

Many patients return for maintenance / prevent treatments every 6-8 weeks or at an interval that suits you – this is because both you and I have identified that you would benefit from regular treatment keeping the body as healthy as it can be – after all you get your eyes and teeth checked regularly – even your car!



About Osteopathy

What does the word osteopath mean?

What does the word osteopathy mean?

What is osteopathy?

A brief history of osteopathy

What are the qualities of osteopathy?

What is the difference between osteopathy and physiotherapy?

What is the difference between osteopathic and chiropractic treatment?

Is there a recognised official body for osteopaths?

Is osteopathy recognised as a mainstream, medical profession?

How do I know if my osteopath is registered?

How long does an osteopath train for?

Is osteopathy safe?

What are the benefits of osteopathy?

How does osteopathy act to prevent ailments like back pain?

What is cranial osteopathy?

What is the difference between a cranial osteopath and structural osteopath?



What will happen to me during the treatment?

Do I need to be in pain to have a treatment?

I've only got a niggle and a bit of stiffness in my body - is it worth me having a treatment?

Will I have to take all my clothes off?

Will the treatment hurt me?

How long will the treatment take?

Why should I complete my course of treatment?

Do I get better treatment if I go to a more expensive osteopath?

Do I need to be referred by my doctor to get an appointment?

Can I get the treatment on the NHS?

Will I need to do exercises as part of the treatment?

Will I be able to drive after the treatment?

Am I likely to get the same type of pain in the future?

Am I getting myself into a process that will cost me a lot of time and money?

Will I still be charged if you refer me to someone else?

If I´m injured during treatment will I be insured?

Have you treated other people with the same type of pain?

Can I read reviews from previous patients?

Can I choose to see a male or female osteopath?

Do you treat more than backs?

Will I be crunched and clicked?

How long will it be before I am pain free?

What are the impacts of osteopathy on our sleep patterns?

Would there be any flow on effects for a patient's well-being?


Fees and Payment

Are you more expensive than a chiropractor?

How much will the first osteopathic consultation cost?

Can I pay by cash?

Can I pay by credit or debit card?

Can I claim for my treatments on my private medical insurance?


Our Clinic

How quickly can I get an appointment?

Are you open at weekends?

How long has the Clinic been open for?

Is it easy and free to park at the Clinic?

Do you offer anything other than osteopathy?


About Karen, Deborah, Dan & Laura

How long have you been qualified and how long did you train for?

Where have you worked before?


Other Clinics

What other osteopathic clinics are there in my neighbourhood?

Are you the most expensive osteopath in the neighbourhood?

Are you the best osteopath in my neighbourhood?


What To Do Now...


If you've come to this website looking for help, then don't suffer in silence any longer.


Contact us immediately on 01462 811006 for a consultation and let's assess your condition.


At the assessment, we'll take some details from you and build your case history. We'll discuss why you've come to see us and where you have any aches and pains. Then we'll examine you with the aim of giving you the appropriate treatment.


This will take a little while to complete, but it's a necessary part of the ethical guidelines we work to. The guidelines are there to make sure everything is done professionally and to a high standard of patient care. I'm sure you agree that's a good thing!


If you have any questions about what we do and how we do it, call us and we'll be happy to help.


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