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Still Point opening hours

Monday to Thursday 0900 - 1700

Appointments

We often have a waiting list for appointments, so request your co-operation in giving us as much notice of cancelled appointments as possible. The full fee will normally be charged if 24 hours notice of cancellation is not given.
 

FEES

First consultation (1 hour)

75.00

Follow-up treatment (30 mins)

45.00

Mother and baby/child (1 hour)

75.00

 

Payment 

Appointments should be paid for on the day of the treatment. We accept cash and cheques.  If you have private health insurance then we request that you pay us direct and then reclaim fees paid by your insurance company.

Your First Visit

The first consultation lasts one hour with follow up treatments lasting a half hour. The Osteomyologist will take a detailed case history including the symptoms you are suffering at present, when they started and how they affect you in your every day life. You will be asked detailed questions about your general health, accidents and trauma that you have suffered in the past, your past medical history including illnesses and operations, dental treatment (especially extractions and orthodontics), and any other relevant areas of health such as emotional stresses you are suffering or have suffered in the past.

This is followed by a full examination and treatment. The Osteomyologist will look at your body, assess your posture and observe how your spine and other joints move. Any appropriate tests, such as taking your reflexes or blood pressure may be performed.

Osteomyology  progresses with gently placing hands on various parts of the body to assess general health and any particular strain patterns. For the osteomyologist, our palpation is like reading a book, and we try to quietly 'tune in' to the body to allow it to reveal aspects of its health state. From this we make our holistic diagnosis.

The examination and treatment are both very gentle. Some Osteomyology manipulations may be used during the treatment. All parts of the body are considered because the cause of a problem is often some way away from the area of symptoms. For example do not be surprised if you come in for headaches and find the osteopath spending a great deal of time releasing stresses and strains in your pelvis!

The Osteomyologist will be trying to get a complete picture of you as a person, when and why your health started to go wrong. By understanding the true cause of the problem (which may have been something like a car accident 20 or 30 years ago), the cause of the problem can be treated, which is so much more effective than simply treating the effect (ie the symptoms) - when it is likely that the problem will recur in the future.

Osteomyology is a truly holistic system of health care. Your Osteomyologist will discuss his or her findings with you, and outline a treatment plan. Where possible he will try to give you an idea of how long the treatment will take. You may be given advice about lifestyle or exercises that you can do to help the treatment.

What should you wear? You will probably be asked to undress down to your underwear for the examination. Fully undressing is not always necessary on subseqent visits, but loose clothing is easier and more comfortable for us to work with than heavy tight jeans and thick belts. 

Children - We welcome children to the practice, and every effort is made to make the practice as child-friendly as possible. Toys and books are available in the waiting room, but if your child has a favourite book or toy please feel free to bring it along. Parents should be prepared to entertain their child during treatment. Young children do not have to lie down for their treatment, and can often sit on a parents lap and play with toys or read. Babies may be fed (breast or bottle) whilst they are being treated. It is a good idea to prepare a child for treatment, how this is done will vary depending on their age. Young children should know that the Osteomyologist will touch their head and body.

 
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