Please read the following statement and give your consent that you have understood its contents and agree with before treatment

Benefits/Risk of Osteopathy

Osteopathy, like all forms of health care, offers considerable benefits, but may also include some level of risk. Research suggests Osteopathy is one of the safest forms of treatment (Bagagiolo et al, 2022). We require every patient to make an informed decision before beginning treatment.

At the appointment

  • During your consultation at Barry Osteopathy, a health history will be established and a physical examination will be conducted. These examinations are performed to assess your specific condition, determining if Osteopathic Treatment is needed and can help.
  • The patient understands that sometimes it is necessary to expose and palpate certain areas of the body for diagnosis and treatment.
  • Every effort is made to preserve modesty and keep you comfortable. Please tell or signal to the Osteopath if you have any concerns during your appointment and if you ever feel uncomfortable please do not hesitate to say so.
  • Before any manipulation is given, the Osteopath will explain the need and obtain your verbal consent and the patient has the option to opt out at any time.

Adverse Reactions

  • The physical response to treatment varies and cannot always be predicted, as every individual is different.
  • Whilst rare, some patients may experience short-term aggravation of symptoms – up to 72 hours.
  • It is important to follow the advice of the Osteopath to reduce any chance of adverse effects from treatment and should you be concerned please contact us.

Your Rights to refuse treatment

It is accepted that the patient can refuse treatment (or any part of treatment) now or in the future without jeopardising future treatment at this practice.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

At Barry Osteopathy we take your privacy seriously. By submitting this form you consent to us obtaining, processing and storing your medical information. Please note we will not share your personal information with anyone without your written consent.

    Bagagiolo, D., Rosa, D., & Borrelli, F. (2022). Efficacy and safety of osteopathic manipulative treatment: an overview of systematic reviews. BMJ open, 12(4), e053468.