- Do they have the right education?
While it can seem awkward or out of place asking for credentials, it's also essential you find an Osteopath or Physiotherapist who has the right training and qualifications
You wouldn't go to a doctor who's not fully trained, would you?
It's also beneficial to ask whether they keep up to date with courses and consistently learn new and improved treatments. This ensures they're giving you the latest and best advice out there.
- Have they been recommended?
One of the best ways to start searching is asking friends and family to recommend practitioners
they've used in the past or who they currently go to.
Though everyone's preferences are different, following a recommendation is a start in the right direction, as you'll know for sure a recommended osteopath or physiotherapist has helped others before you.
Not to mention, if it works out and you like the recommended practitioner, it takes away the whole hassle of researching others.
- Don't be afraid to switch up practitioners
Let's say you do attend an appointment, and either you didn't connect or gel with their guidance, well rest assured, there is no shame in looking elsewhere.
Any decent professional in this business wants you to find the right treatment and be secure in the process. So, don't be afraid to part ways if need be.
- Are they located in a convenient part of town?
Well, this one isn't essential; but it can help to limit any unnecessary hassle.
Don't put this at the top of the list if you've already found someone terrific and helpful that's located further afoot, but don't rule out convenience when looking. If they're located close to home, work, the gym or school pick up – bonus!
- Don't be afraid to ask questions
If you're new to seeking osteopathy or physiotherapy, chances are you have a wealth of questions to ask.
Don't be afraid to ask them in advance or during your first consultation.