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01371 875217

Great Dunmow Osteopathy Clinic 

Angus Hellier BSc (Hons) Ost

Coronavirus update:

The clinic will be open from Monday 18 May, afternoons - please call 01371 875217 to book an appointment, online booking is NOT currently available

What is the difference between an osteopath, chiropractor and physiotherapist?

This has to be the most frequently asked question when patients visit the practice and I take an honest approach to answering it!  There is not much difference these days but perhaps the more important question should be "How do I find a good therapist, the right therapist for me?".  Patients want a knowledgable, experienced and effect physical practitioner who will listen to them, treat them as a whole person and help them resolve/manage their symptoms in a professional, empathetic and competent way.


Can you get osteopathy on the NHS?

While osteopathy isn't widely available on the NHS, your GP should be able to tell you whether it is available in your area. Most people pay for osteopathy treatment privately.


How do I pay?

Cheque or cash are accepted; we also take payment by credit/debit card.


Do I need to be referred by my GP? 

No, and what's more you will typically be able to make an appointment to see an osteopath quickly.


What is cranial osteopathy?

Osteopaths are trained to be able to feel rhythmical movement in  body tissue. By palpation, imbalances can be detected and then addressed.  Many symptoms/problems in patients of all age groups can benefit from this approach.


Is osteopathy safe?

Osteopaths are regulated by the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC). It is against the law to call yourself an osteopath unless you are qualified and registered with the GOsC. The minimum qualification for an osteopath is completion of a four or five year degree, which includes at least 1000 hours of supervised clinical practice. Many osteopaths also study for masters degrees. They must then continue to update and expand their knowledge by logging a minimum of 30 hours per year of continuing professional development. GOsC can remove an osteopath from the register if they fail to maintain a strict code of professional practice. You can check whether an osteopath is registered by visiting the GOsC website.


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