- What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment of injuries and pain. During your first visit with Elliott, our osteopath, he will talk to you about your lifestyle, activities and any past injuries to enable him to find out exactly what is wrong. You will then be taken through a few movements to identify what may have led to your original injury.
- What do I wear?
We recommend that you bring a pair of shorts and a vest or sports bra to change into. This is to see if any other areas of your body might be related to your injury (i.e. if lower back pain is related to poor hip function). However you are welcome to wear whatever you feel comfortable in.
- What's the difference between Osteopathy, Physiotherapy and Chiropractic?
The answer to this is: Philosophy. We all treat the same complaints however the way we view the body is different. Traditionally, chiropractors conclude that all problems are due to the nervous system. Physiotherapists traditionally take a closer look at the injury itself. Osteopaths pride themselves on 1) taking a close look at the injury itself and then 2) putting this injury into the context of your bodyâ€™s functionality (i.e. movement) and then 3) into the context of your lifestyle. This produces an individualistic and holistic approach to your complaint.
- Does it hurt?
Treatment is tailored to you. There are some effective treatment methods like manipulation or massage that can cause little discomfort but this does not mean we have to use them. We can use other, pain free techniques like stretching and mobilisation that may take a little longer but are just as effective
- How much is each visit?
Treatment costs ££35 per session. We pride ourselves on effectiveness, getting you pain-free ASAP, so costs are kept to a minimum. Consider how much you would pay to be pain-free? It is probably much more than you'll end up spending at Revitalize.
- Can I get Osteopathic treatment on the NHS or through my insurer?
Yes, osteopathic treatment is available on the NHS, but expect a waiting list. Your private insurer may also cover you, so be sure to contact them. If you feel you need to book an appointment for treatment or want to visit to discuss your problem, we can normally see you within 1-3 days notice.
- Do I have to visit my GP first?
No, osteopaths are primary care practitioners. This means we are fully certified to treat you without you previously going to see your GP.
- Are home visits available?
Of course. There is a small additional fee for visits in Gravesend, and a slight increase in price for surrounding areas. This is purely to account for time taken travelling.
- What qualifies an Osteopath?
Elliott, like most other osteopaths, studied for 4 years to gain an M.Ost (Masters in Osteopathy). Only those who have a degree level qualification, completed 1200 clinical hours and passed a series of demanding exams, can have the title of Osteopath. Osteopaths are examined on everything including in-depth anatomy, functional movement, pathological diseases and organ function.
- Why Revitalize?
Because we pride ourselves on patient care, continuous support between treatments and, above all, effectiveness. We implement the most effective and up-to-date methods to get your pain free, ASAP.
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- Where do we train?
This is your time, so the simple answer is, wherever you like.
If you prefer to train in the comfort of your own home, thatâ€™s fine. If you would prefer getting outside in a park or another place of your choice, thatâ€™s great. And if you do decide that youâ€™d like to get your hands on some weights, no problem, weâ€™ll go to our affiliated gym at no extra cost.
- How do you get results? I havenâ€™t been able to before
We focus on three areas: Science, Motivation and Support. Firstly, we have a great library of knowledge to help us achieve your goals. This is taken from the current industry leaders, scientific research and trainer experience. Secondly, you probably know that itâ€™s hard to feel â€œup for trainingâ€ when you know you should. We guarantee that our personal trainer, Elliott, will find a way to get you motivated. He hasnâ€™t failed a client yet. And finally, youâ€™re supported throughout the process. Youâ€™ll receive regular texts or emails to ask how youâ€™re doing and to make sure youâ€™re keeping up with your programme.
- How long will it take to see the effects of training?
This depends on your goal, so we have noted below the average rate of progression:
Weight-loss: 0.75 kg per week. This means a stone every 2 months. This is a healthy and stable weight-loss. If you lose it quicker than this, you tend to stall and yo-yo as you may have experienced
Muscle Gain: This depends on your genetics and experience. If you pop in for a quick free consultation, we can assess your genetic potential
Strength and Fitness: We aim to add 15-20 kg of weight per lift per month for beginners. If you are an advanced lifter, this may take longer. Fitness levels can improve at a much faster rate. Expect to see drastic changes every session.
- Will you monitor my progression?
Absolutely. You will have your own log in section on our website as part of the Revitalize Community. Here you will be able to view graphs, depicting your progress. This can be weight loss, weight gain, whatever you like; youâ€™ll be able to check up on your progress at any time.
- How do I book my first session?
Just give us a call on 01474 247 629 or email us to kick start your mission for health and fitness with a free consultation
- How does a Sports Massage differ to other massage?
Sports massage is based on anatomy. We assess and treat every individual muscle, rather than focusing on general relaxation as found in Swedish or remedial massage. We work on relaxing each muscle using manual stretching and massaging techniques.
- When should I have a Sports Massage?
When you feel stiff, achey and sore. This is when Sports Massage is most effective. However, if you are in pain or injured, we recommend an osteopathic treatment which will assess the injury in greater depth, serving as a more effective intervention.
- I donâ€™t play sports, should I have a sports massage
Absolutely. Even stress or sitting at a desk all day can overload some muscles, causing headaches, neckaches, or just a horrible sore, stiff sensation. Sports Massage is effective for a variety of complaints.
- Does it hurt?
Some techniques may be uncomfortable, however this is your treatment. Before your treatment commences, the therapist will ask your preferred intensity of massage and if there are any areas you would like focused on.
- What do I wear?
Wear whatever you feel comfortable in. We ask patients to dress down to their underwear which can be shorts and a sports bra. Only a single area of your body is exposed at any time; the other areas are covered by a large towel. However, it is important that you feel comfortable and relaxed during your treatment so if you would prefer being treated in your clothes, just let the therapist know.
- Is there a female therapist?
Yes, we have fully qualified Sports Masseuse, Ellie Bearman who is available on request. She is also available for weekend home visits at no extra price. Just request a female therapist when booking