Osteopathy at our Central London Clinic
We have successfully treated thousands of patients since we started in 2001. During this time we have had the constant clinical consistency of two (now) Senior Osteopaths - Toby Borraidale and Harriet Johnson - who are now ably supported by Lee Harvey and Marc Dunn.
Our Code of Practice is to aim to solve the problem within three appointments. Having said that, our goal is not to provide a short term fix, but a long term solution to the problem so that you don't need us anymore beyond an occasional check up.
Our mission is to find a fully comprehensive and permanent solution to your problem. Initially that will of course involve assessment and manual therapy, but also Corrective Exercise. We want to empower you; you will initially take part in the process, but eventually you will take control of it. We provide you with the treatment, the know-how, the program and the support to achieve previously unknown levels of health and performance.
Three Stage Treatment Plan
For musculo-skeletal Injury and pain we combine the treatment of osteopathy with corrective exercise through to outstanding physical conditioning using our Body Weight Training Program. By following this treatment we find that in most cases injury and pain are gone forever; at worst they become easily manageable.
Our Osteopaths at Vauxhall Bridge Rd, Westminster SW1
Harriet Johnson, BSc(Hons) OsteopathyRegistered Osteopath, member of the British Osteopathic Association and the Osteopathic Sports Care Association. Graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in 2001. Practicing fitness instructor since 1994, also a qualified massage therapist.
Marc Dunn, MSc OsteopathyAlready had eight years' experience treating clients with a range of problems from general aches and pains to complex sporting injuries prior to obtaining Masters Degree. Passionate about good posture, Marc incorporates deep tissue massage, lymphatic drainage, joint mobilisation and other techniques.
Jordan Clemson, M.Ost, NDJordan is a Masters' graduate of the renowned British College of Osteopathic Medicine. With a keen interest in rugby and martial arts, and ten years' experience as a personal trainer and NHS referral specialist, he is equally at home whether working with sports people and atheletes or helping patients recover from major illness or surgery.
Sybil RoskilSybil was pursuing a career in television until osteopathy cured her of chronic neck and back pain following a car accident many years before and inspired her to switch professions. Using a combination of soft tissue, mobilization and manipulation techniques, careful corrective exercise, dietary advice and even acupuncture and kinesio taping, she tailors each treatment to the needs and aims of her patients.
What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a safe and natural approach to healthcare. Patients may be treated for health problems ranging from back pain to arthritis of the elderly. Osteopathy is an established, recognised system of diagnosis and treatment that places its main emphasis on the structural integrity of the body. It is distinctive in that it recognises that most of the pain and disability we suffer stems from abnormalities in the function of the body's structure as well as from damage caused to it by disease.
What do Osteopaths Do?
Osteopaths use their hands both to investigate the underlying cause of pain and to carry out treatment using a variety of manipulative techniques. These may include muscle and connective tissue stretching, rhythmic joint movements or high velocity thrust techniques to improve the range of movement of a joint. Gentle releasing techniques are often used when treating acute pain, children or elderly patients.
What Compaints can be treated using Osteopathy?
Related complaints treated by osteopaths:
- Lower back (with or without sciatica).
- Muscle and ligament injuries.
- Knee pain (including mal-tracking).
- Shoulder, elbow and wrist injuries.
- Foot and ankle complaints.
- Functional complaints.
- Reduced joint mobility (e.g. lower back stiffness)
- Mechanical limitations (e.g. frozen shoulder, arthritis).
- Postural problems at work
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Tennis elbow
- Jumper's knee
- Tendosynovitis and tendonitis