Services and referral
SDO provide a private manual therapy service as practised by osteopaths for patients with neck or back pain via self and GP referral. Our service is accessible, patient centred and of a high quality. The service is evidence based in keeping with the AQP neck and back care specification for patients with neck and back pain. Patients are seen in a familiar safe environment at a location and time convenient to them.
A patient is eligible for referral to the service if they present with primarily back or neck pain with or without ‘referred’ symptoms to the limbs including:
Initial assessment includes a comprehensive case history, relevant examination and hands on treatment which may include;
A strong emphasis is placed on
The aim is to increase the patient’s ability to self manage at discharge.
At discharge details of patients care and advice will be sent to patients GP.
Advice on future care will be in keeping with Map of Medicine local spinal pathways.