What should I wear?
Light clothing, such as clothing that you would wear to exercise is much easier for us to work with. We aim to allow patients to remove as little clothing as possible. Occasionally you may be asked to undress down to underwear if necessary.
Can I bring a friend or relative?
Does it hurt?
Do I need to see my doctor first?
You do not need to see your doctor first if you are paying for your own treatment. However, some insurance companies require you to see your doctor first.
How much does treatment cost?
How many treatments will I need?
Conditions we treat
The most common conditions that we treat are:
Back and neck pain
Shoulder and arm problems
Pelvis, hip and leg problems
Sports and other injuries
There is no fixed duration for an appointment although they are generally in the region of 20 minutes. Conditions vary considerably in the amount of time they require. Please remember that what is achieved inside the consulting room is only a proportion of the Osteopath's work. It is necessary for Osteopaths to keep relevant notes, communicate with GPs, review hospital X-rays and Scans, write reports, liaise with our staff and upgrade our skills.
I'd suffered whiplash after a bump in the car, it was agony to move! But after a short set of treatments at Gelson's clinic I was feeling normal again...
- Jane Thompson, Hexham