Do I need to make an appointment or can I just turn up?
We do recommend that you phone us on 0161 773 0123 an book an appointment. If you do just show up all our practitioners may be busy and you will have wasted your journey. However you can drop in between 9am-5pm Monday to Thursday or 9am-2pm on Friday and Elaine our practice manager will be pleased to book your appointment and answer any queries plus explain to you other services we provide.
Do you have parking facilities?
Yes, there is a small car park in the front of the clinic and there is plenty of unrestricted parking on the street outside the practice.
How long do osteopathic appointments usually last?
In general, the first treatment lasts from 30-45 minutes, and subsequent treatments around half an hour. Your first appointment is usually slightly longer to allow for a full case history to be taken.
Can I claim on my private medical insurance for osteopathy?
Many private health insurance policies provide cover for osteopathic treatment. It may be possible to claim for a course of treatment but you should check in advance with your insurance company before seeking osteopathic treatment, in order to confirm the available level of cover and whether you will need to have a referral from your GP or a specialist.
Can I see an osteopath through the NHS?
Currently, access to osteopathy on the NHS is limited, but services are becoming more widespread as commissioning authorities recognise the benefits of providing osteopathy to patients.
Do GPs refer their patients to osteopaths?
Yes. GPs refer patients to osteopaths where they believe this intervention would be beneficial. Referral guidelines are provided by the General Medical Council.
Do I need a GP referral to see an osteopath?
No. 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.
Do the osteopaths offer home visits?
Yes. We do offer domiciliary visits anywhere in the Manchester area.
Can anyone call themselves an osteopath?
The title ‘osteopath’ is protected by law, and only those included on the Register are entitled to practise as osteopaths. Unregistered practice is a criminal offence in the UK.
How do I know if an osteopath is registered?
All osteopaths must be registered with the General Osteopathic Council. You can use the GOsC Register to check whether your health professional is currently registered @ www.osteopathy.org.uk.
Can I find out how long an osteopath has been registered?
The date an osteopath was first registered with the General Osteopathic Council can be seen in the ‘Practitioner Details’ on the Register.
What is the difference between osteopathy and chiropractic?
The major difference between an Osteopath and a chiropractor is that while the chiropractor is primarily focused on the spine and joints (and the muscles too, to a point), an Osteopath is also concerned with the rest of the body. … Osteopaths typically take a broader approach and may treat a larger area. Their manipulative techniques differ slightly but generally both forms of practice can help musculoskeletal problems especially if they are offered by experienced and well trained practitioners. At Perrin’s Corner all the clinic’s osteopaths have received an excellent full time four year course and completed post graduate training plus between them have over 50 years of clinical experience treating thousands of patients for many conditions, not just backache.