Frequently Asked Questions

 How soon can I be treated?
I aim to offer treatment as soon as possible (1 - 3 days).

• Do I have to be referred by a doctor to visit an osteopath?
No, osteopaths can assess and treat without referral by a doctor.  Although some patients do come for treatment following GP advice.

• How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments will vary depending on the problem and individual.  After taking a detailed case history, we will discuss your treatment plan.  Some patients need only one appointment, others may have a course of therapy or return periodically for the long-term management of a condition.  Normally the treatment of a patient is determined according to their progression rather than the prescription of a set number of treatment sessions.

• What does an osteopathy treatment consists of?
Osteopathic treatment at Cedars usually consists of soft tissue and muscle energy techniques, gentle to firm joint manipulation, aiming to improve the range of movement in restricted joints. 
A wide range of non-invasive manual techniques, such as deep tissue massage, joint articulation, trigger point therapy, myofascial release and if appropriate medical acupuncture are widely used to help the treatment goals.  Patients are strongly recommended to follow postural advice, stretching, and exercise guidance.

How much is the charge for an osteopathy visit?
Initial consultation is £95. Follow up appointment (45mins) is £65.  You can pay by card or cash.   I also offer concessionary fees for patients aged over 65 years, and disabled people.

• Would my health insurance cover the cost?
Osteopathy is a recognised health profession in the UK and is widely accepted by the major health insurance companies.  
I can send you an invoice at the end of your treatment/s and then you can recover your cost directly from your health insurance provider.
Some insurers require a GP letter, and some require you to pay an excess depending on your cover.  It is recommended that you check with your individual health insurance provider to determine the extent of your cover.

• What should I bring along?
Be prepared to provide your previous medical or surgical history.  If you have them and if they are relevant bring X-rays, scan / MRI reports, any referral letter and list of any medication.  Loose fitting clothing is recommended (although treatment gowns are available for all patients).

Where are you located?
My practice is based at Cedars Health Club, located at the top of Richmond Hill, in the grounds of Richmond Gate & Richmond Hill Hotel.

Osteopath Kosta Kolimechkov

• Is there a car park?
Yes, there is a free parking for all patients.  Please use the car park at Richmond Hill Hotel so I can validate your ticket after the treatment.

How do I make an appointment?
Call 020 8892 6155 or send an e-mail

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