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If you're unfortunate enough to be suffering with pain, one of our dedicated and professional team can help. By gently manipulating joints, stretching and massage, osteopathy can help rebalance your body. Osteopathy focuses on the whole body; skeleton, joints, muscles and soft tissue. Osteopathy is an effective health care system which focuses mainly on the musculo-skeletal system. This includes muscles, joints, ligaments and connective tissues and the way they inter-relates with the body as a whole. Osteopathy recognises the importance of the link between the structure of the human body and the way it functions.

Osteopaths use their hands to diagnose and treat the underlying cause of the problem utilising a highly developed sense of touch, to identify problem areas of the body. Osteopaths use a wide range of techniques.
We take a holistic view that the musculo-skeletal system is important in maintaining the health of other parts of the body such as the respiratory and digestive systems. Osteopathy encourages the body to work as efficiently as possible, allowing the body to restore itself to normal function. Treatment is carried out using a wide variety of techniques to suit the patient and the condition being treated, thus making it suitable for the whole family.

  • Muscle Strains & Ligamentous Sprain
  • Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist & Hand Pain
  • Prolapsed Discs, Nerve Pain (e.g sciatica)
  • Degenerative Conditions – Osteoarthritis
  • Postural Problems, Facet Joint Irritation, Scoliosis
  • Sporting Injuries
  • Hip, Knee, Foot Pain
  • Post-Surgery Rehabilitation
  • Tennis Elbow & Ligamentous Damage
  • Carpel Tunnel Syndrome & Tendonitis
  • Meniscal & Ligamentous Damage
  • Post-Surgery Rehabilitation

Neck Pain
A lot of people will suffer from neck pain at some time in there life. In most cases it is not due to a medical problem and often the exact cause is not clear. What is very common is that the person has non-specific neck pain. This can be referred to as ‘mechanical’ or ‘simple’ neck pain. These could be:

  • Minor strains and sprains to muscles
  • Ligaments in the neck
  • Bad posture may be a contributing factor

*** If your day consists of working at a desk posture could be a factor ***

Shoulder Pain
Poor posture and frozen shoulder – can be painful and reduces normal movement in the joint, also sometimes prevents movement in the shoulder altogether.

Shoulder instability – Referred to as hypermobility. This is where the shoulder is unstable and has an unusually large range of movement.
Rotator cuff disorders – the rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint and help to keep it stable.

Acromioclavicular joint disorders – Osteoarthritis in the shoulder joints. Conditions that affect the acromioclavicular joint, which is the joint at the top of the shoulder. Osteoarthritis in the shoulder joints.

A broken (fractured) bone, such as a fracture of the humerus (upper arm bone) or broken collarbone.

Muscular tension can increase with emotional stress, especially at the base of the neck, head and jaw. This can irritate nerves, upsetting blood flow and causing headaches.

What is Sciatica?
Irritation or compression of the ‘sciatic nerve’. The sciatic nerve is a group of nerves that exit the spine at the lower part of the back, which control the muscles of the back of the knee and lower leg. Providing sensation to the back of the thigh, part of the lower leg, and the sole of the foot. The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in your body.

What are the Symptoms of Sciatica?

It may feel like a mild tingling, dull ache, or burning sensation. The pain often starts slowly and may get worse:

  • After standing
  • After sitting
  • At night
  • When sneezing
  • Coughing
  • Laughing
  • Bending backward
  • Walking more than a feet

When the sciatic nerve is compressed, it can cause a pain that radiates out from your low back and travels down your leg to your calf.

The pain most often occurs on one side. Some patients have sharp pain in one part of the leg or hip and numbness in other parts. The pain or numbness may also be felt on the back of the calf or on the sole of the foot. The affected limb may feel weak.

Common causes of sciatica include:

  • Slipped disc
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Piriformis syndrome (a pain disorder involving the narrow muscle in the buttocks)
  • Pelvic injury
  • Fracture

If you would like to discuss this in more detail please use the link below or call one of the team.

What is lower back pain?
It could be a mild ache or could be a sharp, stabbing or shooting pain. Lower back problems affect the spine’s stability, flexibility and strength. This may cause pain, discomfort, and stiffness. Just below the ribs down to the upper buttocks is referred to your Lower back.

What can cause lower back pain?
The most common reason could be strain of the muscles, ligaments, joints & nerves. Sitting at your desk for long hours, lifting items incorrectly, increase the strain on the joints and muscles. Modern lifestyles and work means we are sitting for long periods which can cause issues.

Lower back pain may also result from other conditions which are not related to the back itself. These include:

  • Gastrointestinal
  • Gynaecological
  • Kidney (renal) problems

We would recommend always asking for a professional assessment of your lower back pain. We offer a FREE 15 minute spinal assessment, just ask when you book with us.

Symptoms of lower back pain?
If you are suffering from lower back pain you will normally feel stiffness and a restriction in movement. Sitting for long periods like driving or in the office can particularly cause aching or sharp pains. Pain may be in the buttocks or pass down the leg.

What are the treatment options for low back pain?
Following the spinal assessment an Osteopath would be able to outline the options in terms of treatment of the lower back pain. If you would then like to proceed with a treatment then usually this would follow the assessment.

If you would like to discuss this in more detail please use the link below or call one of the team.

You can gain significant health and performance benefits from regular sports massage therapy. Sports massage therapy is a form of massage therapy that helps athletes avoid or recover from sports-related injuries, and typically utilises more vigorous forms of massage to facilitate muscle healing or relaxation. Sports massage therapy should be performed before and after a competition to prevent injuries and loss of mobility.

Physical Benefits
If you are frequently engaged in sports where physical contact and bruising, such as rugby, hockey and football, Sports Massage therapy can have physical benefits. Running and cycling place considerable strain on your musculoskeletal system. Sports massage therapy can help!

  • Reduced tension in the fascia
  • Reduction in scar tissue
  • Clearing of harmful metabolic byproducts
  • Improved blood flow
  • Improved delivery of nutrients to your muscles
  • Improved tissue elasticity
  • Relieve stress on joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles

Physiological Benefits
Pain reduction and relaxation are the two main physiological benefits from Sports Massage therapy. Also helping you keep healthy and competitive in your chosen sport.

Osteopaths train for 4–5 years at recognised specialist colleges where there skills and understanding are developed. Once graduated osteopaths are registered with the General Osteopath Council (GOsC) and become members of the British Osteopathic Association (BOA).

Treatment is a drug-free non-invasive manual medicine that focuses on total body health by treating and strengthening the musculoskeletal frameworks. Treating a variety of issues, some of these are; lower back pain, back ache, neck & shoulder pain, neck ache, upper back pain, sports injuries (e.g. tennis elbow), nerve compressions such as sciatica and thoracic outlet, slipped disc, muscular aches or pains, trapped nerve muscle and ligament strains, headaches, migraines, circulatory problems, occupational injuries (e.g. postural), repetitive strain injuries, digestive problems, joint pains or stiffness – e.g. arthritis in hands, hips, knees etc. neck and injuries, shoulder injuries – including frozen shoulder.

Do I need to see my GP first?
Generally no. Most patients self refer without consulting a GP first. If you have severe health problems and a complex medical history, you might wish to consult with your GP first. If you have any questions please just give the team a call on the number below.

Osteopathy & Pregnancy?
Osteopathic treatment offers a gentle way of helping the body adapt to pregnancy and changes taking place, relieving aches and pains. Common problems are low back pain, mid back, hip and pelvic pain, neck and shoulder pain, heartburn, indigestion, symphysis pubis dysfunction and post-natal coccyx pain.

We have three clinics in London, Canada Water, Wapping & Stratford. The areas we cover are;

  • Central London - Islington, Kings Cross, Euston, St Pancras, Moorgate, West end, The City of London, N1, W1, W2, W8, NW1, WC1 &WC2
  • The City of London - Shoreditch, City of London, Hackney, Canary Wharf, Liverpool Street and post codes: EC1, EC2, EC3, EC4, E1, E2, N1
  • North London - N1 N2 N3 N4 N5 N6 N7 N8 N9 N10 N11 N12 N13 N14 N15 N16 N17 N18 N19 N20 N21 N22
  • South London - Canada Water, Bermondsey, Rotherhithe, Surrey Quays, Deptford, Greenwich, Peckham, Brixton, London Bridge, Waterloo, Borough, New Cross Gate, Lewisham, Blackheath, Catford, Dulwich, Forest Hill, Sydenham, Norwood, Crystal Palace, Penge, Anerley, Beckenham, Old Kent Road, Hither Green, Southbank, Bankside, SE1 SE1P SE2 SE3 SE4 SE5 SE6 SE7 SE8 SE9 SE10 SE11 SE12 SE13 SE14 SE15 SE16 SE17 SE18 SE19 SE20 SE21 SE22 SE23 SE24 SE25 SE26 SE27 SE28
  • East London - South Woodford, Leytonstone, Manor Park, Stratford, Plaistow, East Ham, Newham, Isle of Dogs, Whitechaple, Bethnal Green, Hackney, Clapton, Wapping, Tower Hamlets, Tower Bridge, St Catherines Docks, E1 E1W E2 E3 E4 E5 E6 E7 E8 E9 E10 E11 E12 E13 E14 E15 E16 E17 E18 E20

Spinal assessment

FREE*Duration: 15 minutes
  • 15 Minute FREE osteopathy spinal assessment

FREE Assessment

FREE*Duration: 15 minutes
  • 15 Minute FREE osteopathy spinal assessment

Initial appointment

£55Duration: 45 minutes
  • First Appointment

Follow up

£45Duration: 30 minutes
  • Return appointment

 Osteopathy treatment is covered by most Private Health Insurance

Canada Water insurance cover