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No, you do not need a referral from your doctor or general practitioner.
Osteopathy is fully or partially covered by almost all insurers under your supplementary health insurance and does not affect your own risk.
The period between treatments varies from 2 weeks to 3 months. This depends on the complaint/condition that brought you to the practice.
The costs for a consultation are 90 euros. The treatment takes 45 minutes.
You can pay after the consultation by pin. Cash payment is also possible, if appropriate
Yes. Osteopaths are expertly trained and have comprehensive knowledge of anatomy, physiology, embryology, neurology and pathology. Osteopaths are also extensively trained to recognise contraindications: signals of conditions or diseases for which a patient should not be treated. If the anamnesis and the first examination show a contraindication, we will always refer you to your doctor or general practitioner.
My advice is to take it easy after a treatment and to avoid strenuous exertion.
The body needs time to accept the new balance between the structures. Strenuous exertion – such as sports – can nullify the effect of the treatment.
How often someone needs to be treated is different for each individual.
After about 4 treatments the patient and the therapist need to see improvement. If there is no result, or insufficient improvement, further treatment is not worthwhile and I will advise you on a different approach.
Osteopathie de Ridder treats adults and children.
For the treatment of a baby, I refer you to fellow osteopath Matthijs Albersen.
An osteopath sees the body as a whole. Everything influences each other. For example, abdominal surgery can reduce the mobility of structures in your abdomen. This may cause your pelvis to move less well. And that in turn causes you to put a different strain on your knee. The cause of your knee pain is not in the knee itself, but in your abdomen. The osteopath will then treat your abdomen to relieve your knee pain.
No, an osteopath does not prescribe any medicine and does not administer injections. An osteopath works together with doctors and other medical and paramedical disciplines.
An osteopath always examines the whole body. That’s why it’s best to undress to your underwear. It is therefore recommended that you wear underwear in which you feel comfortable. Women keep on their bra.
If for any reason you want to keep your clothes on, that’s no problem.
Yes, the practice is easily accessible by tram and bus. It is about 5 minutes’ walk from the following stops:
Yes, you can. There is paid parking in the street.