Southampton Osteopath Clinic
What is osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for musculoskeletal conditions. Practitioners are statutorily regulated primary healthcare professionals. In the UK, osteopaths are trained to assess the need for referral to other healthcare professionals. This includes referral for medical imaging or testing.
Osteopaths take a detailed case history and perform a thorough clinical examination. This helps to understand the nature of your pain and symptoms so that they can arrive at a diagnosis. Osteopaths often use hands-on treatment (touch, spinal manipulation, stretching, massage) to help relieve tension, pain and improve joint mobility. They combine this with rehabilitative exercises, self-management advice, and education to help you gain understanding and long-lasting relief.
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Does private medical insurance cover osteopathy?
Most private and medical insurance schemes cover osteopathy but individual policies may vary. Some insurance companies require a referral from your doctor. Please contact your insurer to find out their requirements and let us know when making your booking.