Back In Balance

Frequently Asked Questions


Osteopathy is a way of detecting, treating and preventing health issues through movement, stretching and massage. Osteopathy can be used to aid recovery from a multitude of issues such as lower back pain, joint pain from hips, knees, shoulders and arthritis. Please see the Osteopathy page on the website for more in depth information.

Yes- Osteopaths use an array of different techniques so they can adapt their treatment for all ages and abilities.

Osteopathy treats a range of issues such as Sciatica, Arthritic pain, Frozen shoulder, Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), Back and neck pain, Cervicogenic headaches, migraines, Joint pains, Sporting injuries and muscle spasms.

The number of appointments required will vary from person to person and is dependent on many different factors such as how long you have had the issue, the severity of the issue, how well you follow at home advice and your age. Typically most people require between 2 and 6 visits.

Your practitioner will start by taking a thorough case history and they will then move onto an examination. The combination of findings from the case history and examination will allow your practitioner to formulate a working diagnosis and treat you appropriately. That treatment plan may include a referral for further investigation. If you do not require urgent referral and treatment is appropriate at this stage you will also receive treatment at this appointment.

Wear something comfortable to your appointment, we recommend clothing you can freely move in, for example shorts and a vest top. We can advise further at your first appointment if necessary.

Yes- However, we do advise you check with your private medical insurance prior to your appointment. If you are still unsure please contact us and we can help advise further. Please make us aware at time of booking that you wish to use your medical insurance.

No- As you are seeking private medical you do not need a referral from your GP.

Yes- All UK Osteopaths are registered with the General Osteopathic Council. You can use the link below to search the register to check if your practitioner is registered.

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Back In Balance
Painswick Avenue,
Essex, SS17 8HR

Opening Hours:

Monday- Friday:8am-8pm
Saturday: 10am-1pm