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About Osteopathy

What is osteopathy?

Leg and knee treatmentOsteopathy was developed approximately 100 years ago as an alternative to the existing medicine of the time. Its principles are based around century-old ideas that the body has an innate ability for self-maintenance and repair, providing its structure, mechanical function, and circulation are normal.

Our aim is to improve the body's function, therefore allowing it to repair itself.

Have you considered osteopathy? Please call Cheam Osteopaths on 020 8643 3990.

Cheam Osteopaths' pricelist and availability

Opening times:

Monday to Friday - 09:00 to 18:00

Saturday - 09:00 to 14:00

Appointment duration:

Each session lasts for approximately 30 minutes. If you wish to cancel your appointment please notify us 24-hours in advance.

Costs:

Initial consultation (and treatment if appropriate) - £43.00

Further treatments - £39.00

We accept cash, cheques and Visa or Mastercard credit or debit cards. At present, we do not accept American Express or Diners Club cards.

What is osteopathy treatment like?

In this country, treatment is almost entirely manual with the occasional use of ultrasound therapy and TENS machines, depending on the practitioner. We will assess how your body's joints and muscles function and interact.

Treatment itself is usually painless and relaxing, consisting of soft tissue massage, gentle manipulation and articulation of joints and muscles.

Long-term relief

To aid recovery and to prevent recurrence of your problem, most osteopaths will want you to play an active part in managing your condition. This will be in the form of posture work, advice and a sensible exercise regime. We will provide you with all the necessary information.

If it is felt that your condition is not coming from your muscles or skeleton, we may refer you to your GP or a specialist.