Frequently asked questions

What is the best way to contact the practice?

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Do I need a referral from a doctor?

No, you do not need a referral from your doctor or general practitioner.

Is osteopathy covered by the health insurer?

Osteopathy is fully or partially covered by almost all insurers under your supplementary health insurance and does not affect your own risk.

How much time is there between treatments?

The period between treatments varies from 2 weeks to 3 months. This depends on the complaint/condition that brought you to the practice.

What does a treatment at Osteopathie de Ridder cost?

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

Is osteopathy safe?

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.

Can I exercise after treatment?

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 do I need to be treated?

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.

Does Osteopath de Ridder also treat babies and children?

Osteopathie de Ridder treats adults and children.

For the treatment of a baby, I refer you to fellow osteopath Matthijs Albersen.

Why am I being treated on my abdomen when I have knee complaints?

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.

Does an osteopath prescribe medicine?

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.

What clothes should I wear for a consultation?

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.

Is the practice accessible by public transport?

Yes, the practice is easily accessible by tram and bus. It is about 5 minutes’ walk from the following stops:

  • Tram: line 3 and line 16, stop Van Speijkstraat.
  • Bus: line 24, stop Laan van Meerdervoort.

Can I park in front of the practice?

Yes, you can. There is paid parking in the street.