Please Note: We have no disabled toilet facilities.
What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a way of detecting and treating damaged parts of the body such as muscles, ligaments, nerves and joints. When the body is balanced and efficient, just like a well tuned engine, it will function with the minimum of wear and tear, leaving more energy for living. Osteopaths treat a variety of common conditions including:
- low back pain
- neck pain and headaches
- sciatic leg pains
- changes to posture in pregnancy
- repetitive strain injury
- postural problems caused by driving or work strain
- the pain of arthritis
- sports injuries and more
All our osteopaths have a degree in Osteopathy and have full registration with the General Osteopathic Council. They continue their education with regular updates and continued professional development, to ensure the best in professional care and advice.
First consultations last up to 45 minutes and include a full medical case history, examination and initial treatment. Follow-up treatments last up to 30 minutes. Advice is given on exercises and posture.
Treatment will usually take the form of soft tissue stretching, massage, mobilisation and manipulation, depending on the problem. It is quite painless and comfortable. The most effective treatment of acute back pain has been found to be manipulation by a specialist practitioner, followed by mobilisation and exercise.
We also offer intramuscular stimulation, a new technique from Canada that uses acupuncture needles to affect the nerves and muscles to switch off the painful muscle groups. This can be effective in acute and chronic cases.
Most back pain is simple and requires no additional investigation. If your practitioner thinks it is required then you may need to have x-rays, MRI scans or blood tests to rule out a more complex back problem. We can either arrange this privately for you, or refer you to your GP for further investigation.
Kate Perkins, Kate O’Broin and Elda Nunez are here Monday to Saturday, with late evenings to 7pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
If you would like any further information please do not hesitate to contact the practice on 020 8532 2922.
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General Osteopathic Council website: www.osteopathy.org.uk