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Is Osteopathy safe?

Osteopathy is very safe, osteopaths will spend the first part of your initial consultation taking a detailed case history to determine whether or not osteopathy is suitable for you, they will then examine you. Once these have been completed your osteopath will determine whether or not they think if osteopathy is appropriate for you, or if you should seek alternative medical advice.

The Institute of Osteopathy – www.osteopathy.org/osteopathy/ (26/09/2014) states that

“It is estimated that between 1 in 50,000 and 1 in 100,000 patients will suffer a reaction to osteopathic treatment that is serious enough to require further medical treatment or does not resolve within 48 hours.”

Many patients will experience some localised discomfort after treatment which may last up to 48 hours. Using over the counter painkillers should help relieve this. If you have any concerns please contact your osteopath.