FAQ

  • What is Osteopathy?
    Osteopathy is a branch of medicine based on the simple concept that if the structure of the body is in trouble the body itself cannot function properly.

    The osteopath is a body mechanic whose aim is to gently restore the patent’s frame to what functions best for them. This usually involves carefully working on structures such as muscles, ligaments, bones and nerves to relieve tension and unlock joints.

    Restricted joints can not only produce stiffness, pain and arthritic changes locally but also irritate neighbouring structures such as nerves and blood vessels leading to problems in more distant parts of the body. For instance, low back problems can result in anything from sciatica to constipation, and neck and upper back problems can play a part in anything from headaches to pins and needles in the hands.
  • What is Cranial Osteopathy?
    Cranial osteopathy is a subtle type of osteopathic treatment that encourages the release of stresses and tensions throughout the body, including the head. Cranial treatment is a gentle yet extremely effective approach and may be used in a wide range of conditions. This treatment can be particularly effective in babies and children.
  • What conditions do Osteopaths treat?
    Even though the first thing that may spring to mind is that “osteopaths treat backs” – which they certainly do very well. However, osteopaths also help conditions such as minor sports injuries, circulatory problems, cramp, frozen shoulder, neuralgia, and rheumatic pain to list just a few.

    1. MECHANICAL NECK PAIN
    2. ACUTE & CHRONIC BACK PAIN
    3. SCIATICA ARTHRITIC PAIN
    4. HEADACHES ARISING FROM THE NECK
    5. JOINT PAINS
    6. POSTURAL PROBLEMS
  • What can I expect on my first visit?
    When you visit an osteopath for the first time a full case history will be taken and you will be given an examination
    You will probably be asked to remove some of your clothing and to perform a simple series of movements so that the mobility of your body can be evaluated. The osteopath will identify any points of weakness or excessive strain throughout the body.
    The osteopath may need additional investigations such as x-ray or blood tests. This will allow a full diagnosis and suitable treatment plan to be developed with you. Osteopathy is patient centers, which means the treatment is geared to you as an individual.
  • Do I need to be referred by my GP?
    Most patients 'self refer' to an osteopath for treatment. Although referral by a GP is not necessary, patients are encouraged to keep both their GP and osteopath fully informed, so that their medical records are current and complete and the patient receives the best possible care from both healthcare practitioners. Osteopaths are skilled in diagnostic techniques and trained to identify when a patient needs to be referred to a GP.
  • What should I wear?
    You will probably be asked to remove some of your clothing and to perform a simple series of movements so that the mobility of your body can be evaluated. Wearing comfortable underwear/garments is recommended.
  • How much does osteopathy cost?
    Surrey Physio
    Consultation (45-60 minutes) £45
    Follow up Treatment £38
    Croydon Physio
    Consultation (30 minutes) £38
    Follow up Treatment £38
  • How much does pilates cost?
    One to one pilates sessions (45-60 minutes) £50
    Group Classes (max 5) £15 per person
  • Can I use my health insurance?
    Yes. Kay is recognized by most leading health insurance companies including AXA/PPP and BUPA. You will need to ask your insurance company about the available level of cover and whether you need to be referred by your GP or a specialist.
  • How can I book an appointment for osteopathy or pilates?
    To book an osteopathy appointment or pilates assessment to see Kay please

    Email: kay@kosteo.co.uk or
    Telephone: 07803 010 240 begin_of_the_skype_highlightingend_of_the_skype_highlighting