Most frequent questions and answers
Osteopathy is a form of manual medicine which recognizes the important link between the structure of the body and the way it functions. Using a wide range of diagnostic skills and hands-on techniques, Osteopaths can identify important types of problems in your body.
Osteopathy is suitable for all ages, including during pregnancy. Common conditions that osteopaths can help with:
Arthritic joint pain, Postural imbalance, Back problems, Pregnancy – helping your body to adapt, Neck-related headaches, Musical instrument related problems, Jaw dysfunction, Dance injuries, All gym-related injuries, Repetitive trauma related to work strain, Arm and leg joint pain, Muscular injuries
The information that you supply to any of the practitioners working at the clinic will be treated with the strictest of confidentiality, be that paper or electronic notes.
All documentation is kept in accordance with the data protection act and therefore, will not be supplied to any other person or organisation without your written consent.
If it is necessary to liaise with your General Practitioner or other medical persons, the matter will be discussed with you and you will be asked to provide written consent before any information is shared with other Practitioners.
Are You Sitting Or Standing Comfortably?
The human body is designed for motion and not prolonged periods of sitting. Those of us who do not subscribe to working 24 hours 7 days a week, still spend a considerable amount of time sitting down. Be that traveling, watching TV or reading on the sofa.
If we can find the right position for our head, the rest of our body will follow and discover its own natural place. Poor posture puts pressure on the joints and soft tissue. It commonly causes pain in the neck, shoulders and in the lower back. If we can learn to be aware of how we feel in different positions, we can develop an innate sense of our bodies and instinctively adjust our stance. After a time, finding a comfortable position will become second nature.
The osteopathic postural care is designed to help you improve how you sit, stand and move. It also aims to promote relaxation.
Looking After Your Body Is The Best Investment You Can Make Today.
The stresses of everyday life can result in us not caring for our bodies sufficiently to promote health. Research suggests that a lack of regular exercise can lead to poor muscular tone which over time may lead to poor posture. There are many different stresses throughout the day, that have an impact on our bodies. Be that: how we sit at home and work. The stresses from the physical activities we use to keep healthy or from the demands of playing a musical instrument.
Regular hands-on treatment can make a big difference to the quality of your life. Especially for those people already living with ongoing back shoulder or hip problems.
The Goal of Regular Treatment
The aim of ongoing treatment is to actively promote health within your body. Many people agree with the statement, “Prevention is better than cure”. However, we live in a world that often promotes poor health, be that due to long working hours, poor sleep a diet high in sugar fat and salt or a lack of daily exercise.
What does it involve?
- An opportunity to discuss any new health issues concerning you.
- A detailed muscle and joint assessment and if necessary other none bone and joint (heart and lung) assessment.
- Rhythmic joint and muscle stretching throughout your body to aid tissue health, joint motion and to address any problems as a result of the stresses of daily life.
How often should I have an Osteopathic health check-up?
Similar to six monthly dental check-ups, a regular Osteopathic hands-on treatment can make a big difference to the quality of your life.
For more information, download our ongoing treatment leaflet from the Downloads section.
Initial consultation £60.00 to 85.00
Ongoing treatment £50.00 to 80.00
Registered with a number of different health care providers: BUPA, AXA & HSA
Any appointment cancelled with at least 24 hours notice, will not incur a cancellation fee, which is usually the full cost of the treatment session.
We are here to serve the community and therefore we offer two treatments for the price of one after the initial consultation for the following:
- Senior citizen on low income
- Full or part time students
- Professional performing artist between jobs
If you are a member of the following:
- British association of Performing Arts Medicine
- One Dance UK
- University College London (UCL) Alumni
To qualify for this offer you will need to produce proof that you are involved professionally in the performing arts. You are in full or part time education, you belong to one of the above organisations or some form of documentation stating that you are on a low income.