Pricing and Products
|The first consultation will last approximately one hour to allow for the case history, examination and any appropriate treatment. Follow-on treatments will take between 30 and 45 minutes.
Functional Osteopathy And Sports Medicine
We accept credit and debit card payments or cash.
Keeping & cancelling appointments
Please do try to give your osteopath at least 24 hours’ notice of any change in the agreed appointment time. In the case of a late cancellation (less than 24 hours from the arranged appointment), unless your appointment slot is subsequently taken by another patient, we will charge you a £20 late cancellation fee.
If you do not cancel your appointment and do not turn up, there will be a £20 no-show charge. Remember, outside normal practice hours you can leave a message on our 24-hour telephone answering service.
Claiming from your private health insurer
We are registered providers for most health insurance companies. However we advise that you check with your insurer that the osteopath treating you is registered with them, and that your policy covers fees for osteopathic treatment.
Please confirm in advance with you private health insurer that they agree that your claim is valid. Where applicable, obtain an authorisation number. Sometimes the insurance company will require you to see a doctor before you have your initial visit with an osteopath. Your claims advisor will also tell you whether or not your GP needs to sign your claim form before your first visit with us.
Note that some schemes may impose an excess whereby you have to pay for the first few treatments yourself. In other cases, there may be a limit to the total amount payable on or the number of sessions covered by your scheme. Please notify us before commencing treatment if you are aware that either of these limits applies to you, helping us to smoothly process your claim.
We do charge an administrative fee for each treatment claimed through medical insurance.
Pricing for Dr Stephen Lewis – Consultant Sports and Exercise Medicine Physician
Acute and chronic musculoskeletal problems, recurrent injuries, overtraining and fatigue issues. Diagnostic ultrasound and injection therapy. Please contact 07795018245 for details.
No matter how long or how much you feel you stretch…
Do you feel that you just can’t release that tension you are experiencing?
Do you use a stretching device or roller and still feel stiff?
Combined with Functional stretching and exercises that we advise, Functional biomechanical analysis demonstrates that traditional single plane (one direction) stretching does not achieve full lengthening of the muscle. In order to feel that all, this can occur when stretching is performed in all three planes of motion (Sagittal – front to back; Frontal – side to side; Transverse-rotational). Reducing the risk of injury and improving muscle performance in your sport.
TRI-STRETCH is the only portable stretching device that assists you to stretch in all three of these planes of motion. Through its multi-directional, tri-planar biomechanical design, TRI-STRETCH allows integration of the joints and lengthening of the muscles in all three planes of motion…giving you a true activation of the muscles when you run, walk or exercise, cleverly created by Mary C Repking, Pt, CSCS. (USA)
“TRI-STRETCH – the only portable tri-planar stretching device-has simplified the complexity of athletic movement to create a three dimensional stretching environment to functionally and comprehensively stretch the muscles of the lower extremity in all three planes of motion. A must for every athlete who desires to maximise their performance.”
Gary Gray Internationally Renowned Physical Therapist, Coach, Trainer, Inventor.
The Quadrastep™ System is based on a clinical assessment algorithm which identifies and differentiates the structural and functional aspects of the foot into 6 specific foot “types”.
Combined with our Functional assessment of your body we will prescribe the correct orthotic that will create the right reaction you require to move and perform better.
Each foot type influences not only your gait but the conditions and pathologies which may affect you throughout your life.The Quadrastep™ Orthoses System approach to prescribing prefabricated functional orthotic insoles is easy to use and brings immediate improvement to your symptoms, creating the right orthotic reaction.
-No casting/impressions/scans required
-Simple colour specific design selection
-5 adult sizes per model
-Durable hygienic construction, Yes, there are washable, so no more smelly feet.
Self Massage Harmony Rollers® Instantly relieve stress, muscle aches and pains, by using this smooth rolling ball. Featuring a easy grip, multi-directional rollng head and ergonomic design, that ensures an effortless, yet deep penetrating massage.
Dynamic Tape is a different tool for a different job. It is made from very different materials, has completely different physical properties and is used very differently to rigid athletic tapes or the colourful kinesiology tapes that are often seen.
Dynamic Tape is a highly elastic tape which stretches in all directions and has very strong recoil properties. It can be laminated together to increase this power. It stretches much further and does not have a rigid end point like kinesiology tapes.
This design and the unique, visco-elastic properties allow it to work like a bungee cord by acting on the levers of the body to provide a deceleration force, absorbing load and reducing the work on injured tissues. Once deceleration is complete, the energy is stored as elastic potential energy and then reinjected back into the system to assist movement as shortening commences.
In this way it can do the work of weak, injured or overloaded muscles or can be used to change movement patterns by pulling the body in one direction or resisting it in another. This can be useful for improving technique in sport, assisting gait in a child with cerebral palsy or assisting the grasp of someone who has suffered a stroke.
In simple terms it provides strong mechanical assistance to reduce the work on injured tissues, assist weak muscles or improve movement patterns while still allowing full range of motion even when performing complex, multi-planar movements like those required in sport or work.
This is very different to the primary neurophysiological approach described by kinesiology tapes where they aim to lift the skin to create space in order to take pressure off pain sensitive structures, to increase the circulation or to effect muscle activity via the input into the nervous system through the skin.
Powerful neurophysiological and circulatory effects are seen with Dynamic Tape and this is a nice bonus however our clinical reasoning is based on a sound evaluation of the anatomy and biomechanics to determine which tissues are overloaded and the movement faults that are contributing to this. Dynamic Taping is then applied to address this. Tissues do not fail because of pain, they fail because of load. Dynamic Taping aims to absorb load extrinsically thereby reducing the load that the body has to dissipate intrinsically.
Furthermore, in many cases pain is not even present and if it is, it does not correlate well with the amount of tissue damage. Dynamic Taping may be used to assist someone with a foot drop post stroke or to correct someone’s golf swing. A focus on movement and load allows us to get effective results.
Courtesy of Dynamic tape