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OSTEOPATHY


Osteopathy is an effective health care practice which focuses mainly on the musculo-skeletal system. The treatment is a drug-free and non-invasive manual medicine that focuses on total body health by treating and strengthening the musculo-skeletal frameworks.

Osteopaths are trained in therapeutic approaches that are suitable for a broad range of individuals, including pregnant women, children and babies. Osteopathic care is delivered through a range of interventions which may include onward referral, health management advice, manual therapy, exercise therapy and others. Osteopaths adapt their therapeutic approach depending on the individual needs of the patient and their presenting complaint. Manual therapy techniques employed may include articulation and manipulation of joints and soft tissues.

Osteopaths have been regulated by statute since 1993 by the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) and their 4-5 year extensive medical training ensures these healthcare professionals are qualified to work as autonomous practitioners, meaning they have pathophysiology and examination knowledge that allows them to screen patients for potential underlying conditions and make any necessary onward referrals directly to other specialist healthcare practitioners, doctors or surgeons or for medical imaging.

Osteopathy

What to expect


Osteopathy

Within our clinic we have a range of Osteopathic clinicians that are on hand to help.

Your first appointment will be an hour and a half and involves an assessment of your general health, medical history and a physical examination. The Osteopath will use their hands to find areas of weakness, tenderness, restriction or strain within your body, particularly the spine. With your consent, you will probably need to remove some clothing from the area being examined, and you may be asked to perform simple movements. Your osteopath will also check for signs of serious conditions they cannot treat and may advise you to see your GP or go to hospital. They should provide you with a letter explaining what they believe to be the problem.

Your follow up osteopath appointments will be 1 hour.

Feel free to bring your own towels with you for use on the treatment couch during the session.

You may also wish to bring shorts or other loose-fitting clothing that you can move freely in to facilitate your assessment and treatment.

Cranial Osteopathy


During the appointment Zosia will ask you lots of questions about you/your child, including the concern that brought you to the clinic and how did your pregnancy and labour go. On examination, she will check the condition of your baby, the presence of primary reflexes and anything else that is related to your concern. For the treatment, Zosia will use very gentle techniques, such as cranial osteopathy.

Zosia can help relieving symptoms of different presentations. They involve digestive, feeding and sleeping issues, “flat head”, head preference, post-natal changes, delayed developmental milestones. With unsettled babies, she may suggest the underlying cause of their behaviour and offer recommend different options of getting help. Additionally, seeing an osteopath is recommended after a difficult birth (forceps, ventouse, breech position delivery) for both a mother and a baby. As osteopaths are trained to screen for medical conditions, Zosia will tell you if you need to see another health professional or a specialist from a different field.

Osteopathy can treat a variety of issues, including the below:

• Lower back pain
• Back ache
• Neck & shoulder pain
• Upper back pain
• Sciatica
• Sports injuries
• Other injuries (e.g. tennis elbow)
• Nerve compressions such as sciatica
• Muscular aches or pains
• Muscle and ligament strains
• Headaches and migraines
• Circulatory problems
• Occupational injuries (e.g. postural injuries)
• Digestive problems
• Joint pains or stiffness – e.g. arthritis in hands, hips and knees


Cranial Osteopathy may:

• Improve your sleep
• Help with unsettled babies and those after difficult birth
• Help with relieving tension anxiety, and stress
• Help with headaches
• Balance the areas of tension and restriction in the body
• Lower the tone of the sympathetic nervous system (fight or flight) and encourage parasympathetic activity (rest & digest)

Osteopathy

This service is provided by


Gemma Fisher
Osteopath, Nutritional Therapist, Gym Instructor, F1 Consultant

Gemma Fisher

Osteopath

Nikolas Charalambous

Osteopath, Nutritional Therapist, Strength & Conditioning Coach

Tom Sparks

Osteopath

Zofia Baehr


Governing Bodies & Professional Registrations

General Osteopathic Council GOSC
College of Medicine and Integrated Health
Gray Institute
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