Below you will find answers to some of the common questions our patients ask. If there is something else you would like to know before booking a consultation, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Your first consultation will last approximately 45 minutes. Your practitioner will begin by taking a full case history about your presenting symptoms and past medical history. He will then proceed with an osteopathic assessment as well as specific medical and neurological screening if necessary, and come to a diagnosis. The diagnosis and treatment plan will be thoroughly discussed with you to give a full understanding of what the treatment will involve.

Your osteopathic treatment will generally involve a combination of gentle manipulative techniques and joint adjustments, massage of the soft tissues and craniosacral release. All the above techniques are aimed to restore mobility and function of the joints and affected tissues

In general osteopathic treatment should not be painful. However in conditions where tissues have been chronically affected resulting in persistent tightness and stiffness, or in acute conditions, the patient may feel mild discomfort during certain specific techniques. Nonetheless your practitioner will always and only work within your tolerance level if any discomfort is to be felt.

Following treatment, the body is lifted from lesion patterns, chronic tissues and compensations regain their mobility, resulting in a change in function of the body systems. Thus patients commonly report feeling a sense of weightlessness and tiredness, and it is advised to rest in the hours following consultation. Similarly depending on the chronicity of the patterns, patients may feel sore for a period of up to two or three days after treatment, until the body has accepted and adjusted to the changes in the tissues.

Generally most complaints necessitate 3 or 4 treatments, however will vary greatly depending on your condition. After your initial osteopathic assessment your osteopath should be able to give you an estimation of the number of treatments you may require.
During your first consultation, your practitioner will need to make a full osteopathic assessment. You will be asked to undress as your osteopath will need to be able to examine your spine and pelvis clearly. We therefore advise that you wear appropriate underwear, if you feel uncomfortable feel free to bring a pair of shorts with you to the appointment.
Most major health insurance companies are accepted at the Natural Health Centre; please check with the reception while booking your appointment which insurance companies your osteopath accepts, as it may vary from practitioner to practitioner. Please also check if your insur
Osteopaths in Folkestone Kent
Osteopaths in Folkestone Kent
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