What Osteopathy Is

Osteopathy is an established primary healthcare system of diagnosis and treatment that recognises the role of the musculoskeletal system in the healthy functioning of the body. This includes assessing and treating faults in joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves anywhere in the body. Osteopaths rely on the innate healing ability of the body to return their patients to good health. Osteopathy is not just about treating symptoms; osteopaths are trained to seek out and treat the underlying cause of pain. The cause could be due to an old or recent injury, postural strains, stress or an underlying disease. We also guide patients into a better self-care regime by advising on lifestyle, diet and exercise.

Osteopaths treat people of all ages, including sports people, the elderly, pregnant women and adolescents and can help with a wide range of conditions.

What to Expect

Usually treatment is relaxing and rarely painful, though as the body adapts to the changes we make, you may feel stiff and sore for a few days afterwards. As a rough guide, 3-6 weekly treatments should be sufficient for a recent uncomplicated injury. For on-going problems, 3-6 treatments should see a reduction in symptoms, which could then be managed with regular maintenance.

Your first visit will normally last about an hour. A thorough case history will be taken to better understand you and the cause of your problem. A full health screen will be undertaken to determine your current state of health. If anything untoward is uncovered then a visit to your GP may be advised. If all is well then you will be asked to dress down to your underwear or whatever you feel is appropriate. A standing exam is performed, any special tests undertaken and a discussion of your problem and diagnosis will be discussed. Treatment will go ahead after that. Informed consent is an important area to cover so time will be spent discussing treatment options and gaining your written consent.

Clinic Information

Opening times Monday 10am – 6pm Tuesday 10am – 6pm Thursday 10am – 6pm

Fees (New prices Sept 2023 in brackets)

First consultation and treatment £48 (£50)

Follow-up treatment £38 (£40)

Adolescents first consult and treat (15-18yoa) £48 (£50)

Adolescents follow-up £38 (£40)

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How to Find Us

Osteopathy in Kelso

Osteopathy in Kelso

Osteopathy in Kelso is located behind Swan’s shoe shop at 11 Bridge St, Kelso, TD5 7HT. The front door is nestled between Swan’s and the Cookware shop and is sign-posted accordingly.

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