Osteopaths provide over 7 million consultations a year for musculoskeletal problems. We aim to treat the cause of the problem, the physical symptoms and prevent recurrences.
The Amersham Osteopathic Clinic has been open in Chiltern Road for the last 7 years. We are open 6 days a week and have three Registered Osteopaths with specialist interest areas here:
Karen Carroll - Osteopath and Naturopath. Karen treats structural problems and also specialises in the treatment of children, pregnant and post partum mothers. Karen is a Clinical Tutor and Lecturer at the Osteopathic Centre for Children, Clerkenwell, London.
Russell May - Osteopath, Reflexologist and Iyengar Yoga Teacher who also works at the Belmore Centre, Stoke Mandeville.
Taeona Hutton - Osteopath. Taeona treats structural problems as well as treating children, pregnant and post partum mothers. She works with Jonathan Betser and Associates in Dunstable, a practice specialising in sports injuries.
Patients do not need a GP referral to come to an osteopath for paediatric or structural osteopathy. Most patients are self-referring or come on the recommendation of family, colleagues, GP or Health Visitor.
We aim to fit all new urgent patients in with one of our osteopaths within 48 hours where possible, particularly unwell babies or children. We operate a cancellation list and phone patients if an appointment becomes free sooner.
HEALTH INSURANCE COVER
Almost all private health insurance companies now pay for osteopathic treatment on GP referral including PPP and BUPA. Some health insurance policies pay for osteopathic treatment of children. Karen Carroll and Russell May's treatments are covered by BUPA and PPP, the other insurance companies typically pay for osteopathic treatment by any of our registered osteopaths depending on the level / type of cover. We recommend patients contact their health insurance company before coming for treatment to ensure they have the appropriate referrals / authorization to cover treatment.
The first consultation includes a full case history, a thorough structural assessment and some treatment (unless there are any reasons why a patient should not be treated that day). Treatment may include deep soft tissue massage, joint mobilisation and manipulation, cranial osteopathy, postural and home care advice and the prescription of exercises to maintain flexibility, range of movement and strength.
The number of treatments often depends on how long the problem has been there and how bad it is. Two or three treatments may be sufficient to sort out many complaints. It is best to treat recent injuries as soon as possible.
Here at the clinic, we try to encourage patients to actively look after their health and well-being. We may suggest patients come in for a regular loosen up as we find this reduces the incidence of acute episodes. Patients who lead stressful lives especially benefit from some time out to look after their body and to discuss ways of improving their health, diet and lifestyle and reducing stress.