FAQ’s

Below is a list of our most frequently asked questions but if there is anything else you would like to ask us please do not hesitate to contact us directly either by phone or using the contact form


Q1: What can I expect on my first Osteopathic appointment?
A1: Your first appointment will last approximately 45 mins during which time your practitioner will take a full medical history and ask you about your current symptoms. He / she will then carry out a full structural assessment and begin your treatment which may involve a combination of gentle manipulation techniques, manual adjustments of the spine, massage, cranial sacral release etc.

Q2: What should I wear to my appointment?
A2: On your first appointment your osteopath will need to make a full structural assessment, therefore we ask that you wear loose fitting comfortable clothing and appropriate underwear.

Q3: Can I claim on my health insurance policy?
A3: Many of the major health insurance companies are accepted at the Atman Clinic however please check with reception at time of booking your appointment which insurance companies your osteopath accepts as this may vary from practitioner to practitioner. Please also check if your insurance company requires a GP referral letter before they will accept your claim.

Q4: How many appointments will I need?
A4: This will vary greatly depending on your condition. After your initial osteopathic assessment your practitioner should be able to give you an estimation of the number of treatments you may require.

Q5: How much will my treatment cost?
A5: Click here for prices

Q6: How long does it take to train to become an Osteopath?
A6: Osteopaths train for 4 years during which time they undertake many hours of supervised clinical work within their university environment.

Q7: Is the profession regulated?
A7: Yes, the General Osteopathic Council regulates the practice of Osteopathy in the UK. By law osteopaths must be registered with the GOsC in order to practice in the UK.