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Shefford (Shefford Osteopathic Clinic)
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For appointments in Toddington, call 01525 875474.
Buckingham (at Little Buckingham Clinic)
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Osteopathic treatment on insurance
I am registered as a provider with Aviva, AXA, and Vitality health insurance. If you are insured by any of these companies you should contact them before starting treatment. They will likely give you an authorisation code for a set number of treatments, and may not accept claims for treatment undertaken without their prior permission.
Some providers do not need authorisation in advance, and instead you claim back directly from them. Examples of these include WPA and Simply Health. It may be worth checking your documents or contacting them beforehand just in case.
What to expect at your first appointment
During your first appointment I will take a detailed case history, covering your current symptoms and anything that may be relevant. This includes any current or past illnesses, injuries, or lifestyle changes. A thorough case history means we can reach the most accurate diagnosis and address the predisposing factors.
You should come to your first appointment wearing comfortable clothing and suitable underwear. I will ask you to dress down as far as is necessary and as far as you are comfortable. If you do not want to dress down to your underwear, lightweight gym clothes are generally suitable to work through.
I will observe your movements and test muscles and joints as necessary. I will also conduct more detailed testing of other systems as needed. If you are safe to treat, I will use a range of massage techniques and joint mobilisations, including manipulations (clicking) if appropriate and agreed upon.
You will leave with a diagnosis and an understanding of the factors that may have led to your symptoms. You may also receive exercises to continue at home, or advice for minimising those predisposing or maintaining factors. I will aim to give you a prognosis of how long I expect your symptoms will take to manage or resolve, and a rough idea of how many treatments you may need.