Q. How long are treatments?
A. I allow an hour for the initial consultation and treatment, and 30 minutes for follow-up treatments.
Q. How much do you charge for treatments?
A. Initial consultation and treatment costs £65 and follow-up treatments cost £45.
Q. Do I have to commit to a set number of treatments as “a treatment plan”?
A. No. In the case of most mechanical problems (back pain, shoulder pain, neck pain, knee pain etc.) 2 to 4 good treatments combined with the correct remedial exercises should resolve the problem.
Q. Will I have to undress down to my underwear for treatments?
A. No. I am able to treat most mechanical problems with the patient fully clothed (minus heavy sweaters, jackets and shoes). So do please come dressed in loose fitting comfortable clothes. If I need to do some acupuncture as part of the treatment it may be necessary for you to undress to some extent in order to expose the relevant areas of skin.
Q. Will I feel better immediately after treatment? Or will I be sore for a while before I feel better?
A. I expect every patient to leave my practice feeling markedly better than when they came in. Occasionally, particularly in the case of traumatic injuries where there is considerable soft tissue damage, there may be some initial soreness after treatment. If this is the case I will warn you of this and tell you how to manage it.
Q. Is it possible for me to have a consultation and check-up even if there is nothing obviously wrong with me?
A. Absolutely. Most mechanical problems and joint and muscle pain are the end result of neuromuscular dysfunction that has developed as a result of poor posture and/or changes in body alignment caused by the body compensating for old injuries. Identifying these changes and taking appropriate action (treatment, remedial exercise, correcting posture etc.) is the best way to prevent these problems and enjoy a pain free life. In fact after I have successfully treated a condition I recommend that the patient have a quarterly or biannual check- up as a preventative measure.