Treatments

Osteopathy is a holistic approach to health and well-being which focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of impaired movement. Osteopaths maintain that impaired movement between the bodies tissues (facia, muscle, bones etc.) results in impaired function and leads to illness and injury.

Osteopathy has been found to resolve a multitude of patient symptoms. We use a wide range of manual therapy techniques as well as joint mobilization/manipulation. We may also use adjunctive therapies such as acupuncture. This breadth of approach allows us to focus on every patient’s precise needs. We treat people of any age from the elderly to the newborn and from pregnant women to sports people.

Here are some of the range of techniques you may experience during the treatment:

  • Neuromuscular TechniquesExamination
  • Massage
  • Joint mobilization and manipulation
  • Posture and Movement Education
  • Medical Acupuncture “Dry Needling”
  • Cranial techniques referred to as ‘cranial osteopathy’
  • Visceral Technique referred to as ‘visceral osteopathy’
  • Passive/Active Stretching

 

 

 

Motion is the fundamental law of life. The Body and every part of it, is in constant motion. This motion is not haphazard; every part of the body is, or should be, in constant rhythmic interplay, either directly or indirectly with every other part of the body. It is the disturbance of this rhythmic balance between the bodily structures and systems that causes disease.

– Dr John Martin Littlejohn, Osteopath (1865 – 1947)

  • FAQ’sWhat can I expect?Before we start to treat you, we will make a full medical assessment. We take time to listen to you and ask questions to make sure we understand your medical history and your day-to-day routine. We’ll ask you about things like diet, exercise and what is happening in your life, as these may give clues to help our diagnosis. 
We may feel your pulse and check your reflexes. We may also take your blood pressure and refer you for clinical tests, such as x-rays, if we think you need them.


     

    What is unique about osteopathy?

    Every part of our body relies on the integration and coordination of multiple organ systems for health and healing. Unique to osteopathy is this acknowledgement for the body’s ability to heal itself using self-regulatory mechanisms. Our aim is to restore, maintain and promote these normal physiological processes which are self-healing in nature.


     

    How much does it cost?

    In and around London, osteopathy treatments can cost anything upward of £40 and largely depends on the location. Expect to pay £50 for a 30 minute follow up appointment in Teddington, Richmond or Putney. Otherwise, initial consultations usually last 45 mins to an hour and may cost a little more.