Emergency treatment for a senior individual can avoid cancelling meetings and prevent the repercussions from having to re-schedule them into a crowded diary.
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- Who are Osteohealth?
Osteohealth is a company consisting of a small group of registered osteopaths who offer corporate healthcare solutions to corporations. Osteohealth uses only the most technically proficient and professional osteopaths to meet the requirements of modern and contemporary healthcare. By bringing primary healthcare to the workplace Osteohealth benefits corporations by:
- Decreasing absence while increasing workplace productivity
- Aiding recruitment & retention
- Reducing health insurance premiums
- What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a form of primary healthcare combining medical examination and diagnosis with manual therapy, working on the structure and function of the musculoskeletal system. For more information see How osteopathy works.
- What can osteopathy treat?
Osteopathy is most commonly used to treat conditions of the musculo-skeletal system. Through this, treatment is effective for the relief of conditions such as headaches and intestinal problems. For further information see Causes of pain.
- What happens during a consultation?
During a consultation a full case history will be taken regarding information about your symptoms, general health and previous medical history. After, an examination will take place, during which you may need to undress to your underwear depending on the problem. Examination may consist of conventional medical procedures or mechanical assessment. If no further investigations are required, such as blood tests or scans, then treatment will be commenced during the first consultation. For more information regarding treatment modalities see How osteopathy works.
- How much will Osteohealth's services cost?
Osteohealth’s fees are wholly dependent on the package of services chosen. The programme for each corporation will be decided during a consultation and a quotation made. For further information and an outline of costs see Fees.
- Will we require additional health & safety / indemnity insurance for onsite treatments?
NO. All of Osteohealth’s practitioners are fully insured and our registered with the General Osteopathic Council, a council that regulates the quality and standard of proficiency of all osteopaths.
- Is osteopathy covered by health insurance?
YES, osteopathy is recognised and covered by all private healthcare insurers. Osteohealth’s services are looked upon kindly by insurers and can therefore lead to reduced insurance premiums.
- Can Osteohealth save us money?
The cost of illness and pain is often underestimated by organisations. This is not only due to absenteeism but also reduced productivity due to employees being hampered or distracted by symptoms. Osteohealth can save you money by:
- Reducing absence
- Increasing productivity
- Reducing time away from for treatment
- Reducing healthcare insurance premiums
For further information see Pain costs
- What is the difference between an osteopath, physio and chiropractor?
This commonly asked question is getting harder to answer in relation to modern medicine, as all three therapies are manual therapies with the aim of reducing patients’ symptoms through the musculoskeletal system. As a broad overview, physiotherapists tend to use more exercise-related treatment techniques and electrotherapy modalities, while chiropractors tend to focus more the on the structure of the spinal column and the effect that this may have on the nervous system supplying the rest of the body.
Osteopaths are primary healthcare specialists, which means that patients can visit them as a first port of call, as they would a GP or dentist. Osteopaths are primarily interested in the relationship between the structure of the whole body and how it functions.
Overall, today where many of the therapists use similar techniques for similar goals, the most important thing to ensure when seeking treatment is that you visit a really good practitioner, and that is what we can guarantee at Osteohealth, where we ensure the highest quality in all of our practitioners.
A thorough knowledge of basic medical science and extended training is required to enable osteopaths to clearly distinguish conditions they can treat from those they cannot.