If you have any questions about the clinic, the services provided or anything else, please contact us. Below are some of the more common and frequently asked questions by patients.

Have Any Questions?

  • “What are the opening hours at the OHC?“
  • “Will my medical insurance pay for the treatment?“
  • “Is Osteopathic treatment painful?“
  • “How do I know that an Osteopath is properly qualified?“
  • “How many treatments will I need?“
  • “What is the difference between cranial osteopathy and traditional osteopathy?“
  • “Who can benefit from it?“
  • “What is Homeopathy?“
  • “Who can be treated Homeopathically?“
  • “Are there any side effects with Homeopathy?“
  • “Do I have to stop my usual tablets or medication?“
  • “Self-Payers – How do I pay for my treatment?“
“What are the opening hours at the OHC?“

We are open 6 days a week. Mon, Tues – 8am -7pm, Wed, Thur – 8am – 6pm, Fri 8am – 5pm, Sat 9am – 12pm. Consultation by appointment on self-referral or by your GP. Our receptionist are available from 8.00am for all your enquires including private medical insurance claims.

“Will my medical insurance pay for the treatment?“

Most medical insurance will pay out for alternative therapy, but we do ask you to check with your insurance company before booking an appointment. Please tell the receptionist that you will be claiming through medical insurance when booking an appointment.

“Is Osteopathic treatment painful?“

The treatments are structured for the needs of individual patients.  Whilst on occasions it may be necessary to palpate and treat tender areas, which may produce a degree of mild discomfort.

“How do I know that an Osteopath is properly qualified?“

All the Osteopaths at The Old Hall Clinic are registered with the General Osteopathic Council.

In 1993 – Osteopaths became the first complementary health care professionals to achieve recognition under the 1993 Osteopaths’ Act. It is a criminal offence to describe oneself as an Osteopath unless registered with General Osteopathic Council.

“How many treatments will I need?“

The number of treatments required depends on the individual, how long the patient has had the problem, the general health of the patient and whether there are any underlying problems which may slow down improvement. These will be discussed by your practitioner throughout the course of your treatment.

“What is the difference between cranial osteopathy and traditional osteopathy?“

Cranial osteopathy is the gentle application of minimal pressure to plates of bone in the skull and spine. Here the palpating hand of the physician will be receiving information from the body’s own natural movements from within. These movements will be directed and guided to effect a release in any areas where there is a blockage or lack of movement.

Traditional Osteopathy treatment is the application of the physician’s hand external to the body applying a gentle pressure to access and treat lack of flexibility.

“Who can benefit from it?“

All ages can benefit from cranial osteopathic treatment provided there is something to treat. As the treatment is very gentle it plays a special role to the new born infant and the frail/elderly.

“What is Homeopathy?“

Homeopathy is a system of treatment, which has been used for over 200 years and is practiced by doctors throughout the world. In France for example, homeopathic medicines are used by approximately one third of general practitioners.

Diagnosis and investigation of the illness are just as important for doctors treating homeopathically as it is for those treating by orthodox medicine.

“Who can be treated Homeopathically?“

The answer is anyone including babies, children, pregnant women and the elderly.

“Are there any side effects with Homeopathy?“

There are no true side effects as the amounts of remedy used are too tiny to cause any toxic effects. But it is quite common to find at the start of treatment that the symptoms may, for a short time, become slightly worse before improving.

“Do I have to stop my usual tablets or medication?“

Definitely not! Tablets or medication prescribed by your doctor should not be stopped without the GP’ s knowledge.

Homeopathic treatment can run alongside most orthodox drugs. These of course can often be stopped with your doctors’ agreement once they are no longer needed.

“Self-Payers – How do I pay for my treatment?“

After seeing the therapist, you will be asked to make another appointment if necessary and to make a payment. Payments can be made by cash, cheque or credit card, (we do not accept AMEX).

The Old Hall Clinic also has a discount scheme – if you pay on the day of your treatment you will receive a £5 discount on the full fee.


Philip Owen & Associates

The Old Hall Clinic provides a wide range of alternative medical treatments, provided by a highly skilled and experienced team of professionals in their respective fields.

The treatments provided by the clinic include:

  • General Osteopathy
  • Sports Osteopathy
  • Cranial Osteopathy
  • Homeopathy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Hypnotherapy

The reception desk is open from 8.00am Monday – Saturday.
Online Appointment Request Form



Mon – Tue
08:00 – 19:00
Wed – Thu
08:00 – 18:00
08:00 – 17:00
09:00 – 12:00



For further information about the Old Hall Clinic or any of our services, please contact us.

Telephone: 0161 428 4222
Fax: 0161 428 1286
E-mail: info@oldhallclinic.co.uk

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