Surrey Sussex Osteopathy

Surrey Sussex Osteopathy FAQs

What changes have you made due to Covid-19?

We are conducting a weekly Risk Assessment to ensure we are constantly meeting Government and Public Health England guidelines. Please see ‘News’ section for further information on our updated Covid-19 measures.

    Who can SSO treat?

    We can treat patients of all ages & ability; 

    • The young – infant to adolescents
    • Adults – active or sedentary
    • Elderly
    • Pregnant women
    • Athletes
    Do osteopaths just treat backs?

    This is one of the most common questions I get asked. Osteopaths can treat the entire body.

    Treatments include:

    • Minor sport injuries and injury prevention e.g. calf and hamstring strain, ankle sprains and tennis or golfer’s elbow.
    • General, acute or chronic back pain, lumbago and sciatica.
    • Headaches caused by stress or neck restrictions and migraine prevention.
    • Elbow and hand pain from repetitive strain injuries e.g. overuse of computer keyboard or mouse.
    • Arthritic and rheumatic pain in the knees, hips and spine.
    • Uncomplicated mechanical neck pain
    • Postural upper back and shoulder pain.
    • Frozen shoulder symptoms
    • Chronic pain conditions
    • General aches and pains
    • Inability to relax
    • Neuralgia
    • Muscle spasm
    What is an Osteopath?

    An Osteopath is a qualified musculoskeletal practitioner who must be registered with the General Osteopathic Council. All Osteopaths undergo a four year degree training course. Osteopathy is a form of drug-free non-invasive medicine that focuses on treating and strengthening the musculoskeletal system. Osteopaths use hands on techniques to reduce pain and improve mobility and posture.

    Where is the clinic located?

    Cranleigh Road, Ewhurst. You will be sent the full address when you make an appointment. 

    Will the treatment hurt?

    It is common to feel sore for 24-48hrs after treatment, and don’t be alarmed if the discomfort may have moved or changed in some way.  Some soft tissue treatment may cause discomfort during treatment. We will always tell you what to expect in advance. 

    Do you take medical insurance?
    We work with a number of healthcare providers. Please call for further information.
    Can I bring a friend or relative?

    Yes – you are more than welcome to bring a chaperone to your appointments

    What if I need to cancel my appointment?

    If for any reason you need to cancel your appointment, please call as soon as possible. Please provide at least 24 hours notice for any cancellations otherwise the full amount will be charged for the session. This is to enable us to re-fill the now vacant slot and offer the appointment to someone else.

    What should I wear?

    The most important element is that you feel comfortable. Some patients prefer to dress down to underwear, others wear sports gear such as shorts, sports bras, loose fitting t-shirts or tracksuits etc. The reason for this is so we can see the relevant areas and assess you properly. For example, if you had knee pain and wore jeans that didn’t expose the knee, it can be tricky to diagnose and treat correctly. 

    How many treatments will I need?

    The number of treatments you need all depends on the individual and the condition we are treating. We aim to keep the number of appointments to a minimum. Plus, we’re always honest so we’ll tell you whether we can treat you or if we need to refer you to another specialist.

    I’d love to hear from you! 

    Please send me a message using the function below, or alternatively you can phone/text/email me using the contact details at the top of the page.