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What To Expect

Introduction

Medical History - Lyndsy will take a complete medical history, please bring with you a list of any prescribed medicine you are taking.

Examination - Please be prepared to bring with you comfortable underwear or shorts. Some of your clothing will need to be removed to do a complete postural standing exam putting you through some basic movements to identity areas of weakness, pain and stress and restrictions. Osteopaths use a highly developed sense of touch called palpation to identify the problem areas. If necessary, neurological, orthopedic and other medical tests will be performed.

Diagnosis - Lyndsy will be able to diagnose and explain the cause of your problem.

Treatment - Lyndsy may use a wide range of techniques included soft tissue massage, joint mobilisation and if appropriate safe joint manipulation. If indicated acupuncture and cranial techniques may also be used with consent. There may be a need to refer you to your GP for further tests and examinations, MRI Scans and X-Rays.

Lyndsy has undertaken postgraduate training in the interpretation of MRI scans and in conjunction with Vista diagnostics can offer direct referral at affordable prices. Immediate MRI scans available from £200. Visit Vista Diagnostics.

Side Effects

Common side effects after treatment are muscle soreness and stiffness similar as what you would expect from taking an exercise class. Soreness may last 24-48 hours after treatment. Your osteopath will take care not to put you through any pain or discomfort during the examination and treatment. The diagnosis and suggested treatment approach will be explained before treatment commences, providing you with the opportunity to raise any questions or concerns you may have.

Referral to your GP maybe necessary if further investigation scans or blood tests are required.

Payment

Payment can be made by cash, cheque or any major credit card.

Cancellation Policy

24 hour notice of cancellation is required or you may still be liable to cover the full cost of your appointment

Private Healthcare Insurance

Lyndsy Mills Osteopathic Practice is a registered healthcare provider with the following private healthcare insurance companies:

Aviva Simply Health Pruhealth WPA CignaBupa

Please check with your healthcare provider that you are able to claim for the cost of your treatment, if you are subject to an excess fee and to obtain your policy number. Most healthcare insurance companies will require a GP referral letter. If you are insured you are expected to settle the bill for each visit yourself (unless otherwise agreed that the osteopath will claim direct from your insurers) and you will be given a receipt so that you can reclaim the fee from your insurance company.