mombali1 Member Posts: 4
edited 18. Aug 2014, 04:02 in Living with Arthritis archive
Hi I recently went for a consultation for a biomechanical system called apostherapy and was very impressed by it. I understand that bupa will pay for this in some instances but my health insurer will not. Has anyone tried it and can give any feed back? Many thanks


  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,731
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I guess it might help if you're in the very early stages of OA but it sounds, to a sceptical old hand like me, to be an expensive way of parting you with your money. I don't think Arthritis Care or Arthritis Research UK have ever recommended it. If you put the term into the little search facility (NOT the 'search box' but the small blue button underneath it that says 'search') lots of previious threads on it come up.
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  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,281
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Sorry I haven't heard of this one, like SW says it can be easy to part you with your money..I am sure AC would have mentioned this if it was helping people with OA..
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    If it worked it would be on the NHS and the forum wouldn't be as busy. If you can afford to lose the money then try it but a cheaper option may be copper insoles for your shoes: those who don't have full-blown OA swear by them and they're around thirty pounds a pair. DD
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