FAQs at OsteopathiCare

An Osteopath is a qualified musculoskeletal practitioner and must be registered with the General Osteopathic Council. Osteopaths have to undergo a four year Masters degree training course. Osteopathy is a form of drug-free non-invasive medicine that focuses on treating and strengthening the musculoskeletal system. Osteopaths use hands on techniques to reduce pain and improve mobility and posture.

You do not need to consult your doctor if you are paying for your own treatment, osteopaths are qualified to diagnose and treat patients. However, some insurance companies require you to see your doctor first.

As with any medical examination, you will probably be asked to undress to your underwear, so please wear or bring appropriate underwear, shorts or a sports bra so that you feel comfortable.

The number of treatments you need depends on the condition and person we are treating. We aim to keep your appointments to a minimum. The osteopath will be able to tell you whether they can treat you or if they need to refer you to another specialist.

Some soft tissue treatment may cause discomfort during treatment. The osteopath will tell you what to expect, and will want you to let them know if you are in pain. You may feel a little stiff or sore after treatment. This is a normal, healthy response to the treatment.

OsteopathiCare in Ashford and Dover, Kent is an approved osteopathic provider for PruHealth, Aviva, Cigna, SimplyHealth and WPA.

Yes – if you wish, you can have someone present throughout your consultation and treatment.

Maintenance treatments are highly recommended for the prevention of symptoms and pain management. Maintenance treatments are intended to identify problems before it causes pain and to continually assess your health. Patients have found these treatment sessions to be really beneficial as they find they need less medication and they retain good mobility and an independent life.

If for any reason you need to cancel your appointment, please call the osteopath as soon as possible. Please provide at least 24 hours notice for any cancellations otherwise the full amount will be charged for the session. This is to enable us to re-fill the now vacant slot and offer the appointment to someone else.

OsteopathiCare in Ashford is located inside the Park Club Gym, Ashford, Kent, TN24. We are a minute walk from the Ashford town centre and a 5 minute walk from the Ashford International station (TN24 0PS). We are located right next to Lidl’s in Ashford.

OsteopathiCare in Dover is located inside the Best Western Plus Dover Marina Hotel and Spa, Dover, Kent, CT17. We are a minute walk away from Dover high street and a 5 minute walk away from Dover train station. We are opposite the Dover seafront.