Osteopath and Clinic Lead, Gordon Dingwall, is proud of the reputation his clinic has built
“we have seen well over 4500 patients over the years with most of our new patients now coming to us through word of mouth referrals directly, or from our excellent links with local GP’s and other health specialists”.
Gordon is very clear about the about the benefits that Osteopathy can bring to people of all ages and of all walks of life, but he is keen to change the public misconception that all Osteopaths treat is a bad back.
"Osteopaths are highly qualified primary care health professionals who treat people of all ages and background. We have trained for 4-5 years before we can practice and are required by law to continually professional develop to remain registered through our regulatory body the General Osteopathic Council. This ensures we remain safe and effective whilst in practice".
"There is a broad selection of therapies on offer to patients these days, but not many can boast the level of intensive training and regulation of an Osteopath".
Should you have a health complaint that you are concerned about then Gordon will be only too happy to discuss this with you confidentially and advise on the best course for you to seek help and treatment, osteopathically or otherwise if a referral to see another medical practitioner is needed.
"Sometimes a big part of what is needed is just having the time to listen, understand and treat the patient as an individual rather than just a range the symptoms and complaints".
If you want to take advantage of a free initial 15 minutes consultation then contact the clinic on:
Frequently asked questions
Will the treatment be painful?
What training has an Osteopath Had?
Is Osteopathy Safe?
Do I need to consult my GP before booking an appointment?
There is no need to consult your GP before visiting us, although you may choose to do so. Osteopaths are classed as ‘primary care physicians’ – this means you can consult us without approaching your GP beforehand. While we don’t have the authority to prescribe drugs or painkillers, we are able to provide off-work certificates/sick notes if necessary. If in any doubt please just contact us and we would be delighted to discuss and answer your questions on the telephone.
How many treatments will I need?
This will depend on your individual problem, its severity and the duration of symptoms. Every patient reacts differently, but we will be able to advise you on your likely recovery time. In most cases you will feel an improvement after the first treatment. In general though, the longer you’ve had the problem or pain, the longer it will take to get it sorted. Your commitment to the suggested treatment programme, including home exercises and any lifestyle alterations will also affect your progress and your long term benefits from osteopathic care.
Can I have treatment during pregnancy?
Is Osteopathy suitable for children and babies?
Can I use my helathcare insurance?
Yes. Our Osteopaths are registered for treatment with a number insurance providers, however you should check with your insurance provider for details. Sometimes you will need a referral letter from your doctor for the treatment to be covered. We prefer to ask you to pay for each appointment during the course of treatment, and we will be happy to issue you a receipt for you to send to your insurance provider for reimbursement.