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Leyton Osteopaths

osteopathy clinic in THE HEART OF leyton, east london

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Osteopathy hurt?

If you are in Leyton or Stratford and haven't tried osteopathy yet because you're afraid it will hurt, we'd strongly recommend putting your worries aside and giving us a visit. A small minority of people feel a little achey after treatment but most people don't even feel that. There are some techniques that are a little more forceful but we are selective in how we use them and would only ever do so with your consent.

What should I bring to my Osteopathy appointment?

Just yourself. Having comfortable loose fitting clothing is helpful but not essential.

What should I wear?

Wear comfortable loose fitting clothes if possible. Some patients like to change into shorts or gym gear.

What happens if I cannot attend my appointment?

If you need to cancel an appointment we respectfully request that you give us 24 hours notice so the appointment can be offered to someone else. Failure to do so, unless there are unforeseeable circumstances, will result in full price of the appointment being charged.

How many treatments will I need?

During your initial consultation your osteopath will discuss your treatment plan and how many treatments are likely to be required. They will constantly reassess and update according to your progress and how you feel.

Is Osteopathy just for back pain?

Osteopaths treat a wide range of conditions that include back and neck pain, peripheral joint pain, trapped nerves, repetitive strain, headaches, sporting injuries, arthritic pain, and many other conditions. If you'd like to discuss whether osteopathy can help you please call us on 07544 856 334 or email leytonosteopaths@gmail.com.

What training has an Osteopath had?

Our osteopaths have undertaken five years comprehensive training. They are fully registered with the General Osteopathic Council.

Do Leyton Osteopaths provide other treatments?

Buteyko breathing technique is used for the treatment of asthma, anxiety, sleep apnea and many other breathing related disorders and is available at the practice. You can find out more about Buteyko at London Buteyko.

Do I need a referral from my GP?

No! Although we get referrals from GP practices it is not necessary. Osteopaths are primary healthcare practitioners. They are trained to identify if you need to referred for further investigations. For example, we occasionally refer people to their doctor because it is apparent their back pain is actually caused by a kidney problem.

Get In Touch

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about how osteopathy works, or to arrange an initial assessment appointment. This enables us to discuss the reasons you are thinking of coming to us, and whether we can help you.

You can also call us on 02030 961 900 if you would prefer to leave a message or speak to us first. We are happy to discuss any queries or questions you may have prior to arranging an initial appointment.