Visiting an osteopath

Before your first appointment

Check that the osteopath is registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) by checking the Register on this website which lists osteopaths by name, registration number and location, or ringing on 020 7357 6655 x242.

Osteopathic practices should be able to provide information about the osteopath, the clinic, what the treatment involves, payment methods and anything you need to know in advance of your first visit.

At your appointment
As an osteopathic patient you are entitled to a high standard of care. You should expect your osteopath to:

Make your care their priority
Treat you with dignity and respect
Involve you in decisions about your care
Respond promptly to your concerns
Respect and protect your private information 

For more information see the page 'What to expect when visiting an osteopath'.

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