We hope this will provide you with information regarding our clinic and what to expect during your consultation and subsequent treatment. Our Osteopaths endeavour to provide the very best in Osteopathic healthcare. Our Osteopaths provide treatment of numerous complaints including aches and pains, arthritic pain, backache, back pain, joint pains, lumbago, sciatica, muscle spasms and tensions, neuralgia, fibromyalgia, inability to relax, rheumatic pain and minor sports injuries.
Why see an osteopath?
In 1993, Osteopathy became the first major complementary health care profession to be accorded statutory recognition under the Osteopaths Act. All Osteopaths are regulated by the General Osteopathic Council (G.Os.C). The G.Os.C. describes Osteopathy thus (Oct 1998);
An Osteopath uses many of the diagnostic procedures common to conventional medical assessment and diagnosis. Osteopaths are rigorously trained to use their hands and highly developed sense of touch to assist in diagnosis and also to provide treatment. Every individual is assessed from a mechanical, functional and postural standpoint. Physical treatment, when appropriate, is carefully explained and applied to suit the needs of each individual patient.
Visiting us for the first time When you visit the Rainham Osteopathic Clinic for the first time, you will be introduced to your osteopath who will take you to one of our comfortable treatment rooms. The initial consultation will last up to 1 hour. The Osteopath will spend 10-15 minutes asking questions about the complaint and your past medical history. You will then be asked to undress to your underwear so the Osteopath can examine your posture and spine. You will be asked to carry out a series of movements. The Osteopath will check your reflexes and may take your blood pressure, carry out an abdominal examination and any other relevant diagnostic tests and examinations. The muscles and joints will be examined. Your Osteopath will discuss your problem and its treatment. Your Osteopath is happy to answer your questions and give you as much advice as possible. Treatment will then be given. Exercises and even dietary changes may also be suggested or prescribed as we believe in prevention rather than cure.
What does treatment cost?
|Consultation including treatment (1 hour)||£38.00 (Practice Principal)||£35 Associates|
|Subsequent treatment sessions (30 minutes)||£38.00 (Practice Principal)||£35 Associates|
|Consultation including treatment for over 75's||£33.00 (Practice Principal)||£30 Associates|
|Home Visits (non-disabled)||£76.00 (Practice Principal)||£70 Associates|
|Home Visits (disabled)||£38.00 (Practice Principal)||£35 Associates|
We ask our patients to please pay at the end of each treatment by cheque,cash or credit card (credit cards incur a 80p fee).
Many private health insurance schemes give benefit for Osteopathic treatment. Some will reimburse the total fee that you have paid, some only a percentage. All insurance companies have help lines to explain your benefits and methods of claiming.
You can find full details regarding Osteopathy on the Osteopathy and our treatments pages of this website. There is also the patient resources page which has lots of information that supports and supplements the treatment you may receive at the clinic. We provide Osteopathic healthcare to patients from across North Kent including Rainham, Sittingbourne, Medway, Chatham, Gillingham, Rochester, Strood, Sheerness, Maidstone and Faversham. You will find plenty of Pay and Display parking at Birling Avenue car park (next to the library) 50 metres from us and we welcome enquiries if there is anything else you need to know. Experienced members of the team are always on hand to answer questions. Contact us at The Rainham Osteopathic Clinic today to arrange an initial consultation or treatment.