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.
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
Vauxhall Bridge Rd, Westminster SW1
Harriet Johnson B.Sc. (Hons) Osteopathy; Registered Osteopath Harriet is a registered Osteopath & graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in 2001.She is a member of the British Osteopathic Association & of the Osteopathic Sports Care Association, & has been a qualified, practicing fitness instructor for the past 18 years. In addition Harriet is also a qualified massage therapist. Harriet suffered an injury which left her with difficulty walking for 6 months and was successfully treated with Osteopathy, triggered her decision to retrain as an osteopath. Her sports background in athletics and team events has lead to an understanding of and a keen interest in the Osteopathic treatment of injuries and uses traditional structural osteopathic techniques including soft tissue work, articulation & manipulation, alongside ultrasound & dry needling ( a form of acupuncture) techniques in treatment. Osteopathy is suitable for all; children, adults, sports people & the elderly. If you are unsure if Osteopathic treatment is for you we will be very happy to answer any queries
British College of Osteopathic Medicine with a Masters degree in Osteopathic Medicine, Diploma of Osteopathy and a Diploma in Naturopathy. Prior to studying for his degree Marc has had eight years of experience treating clients with a range of conditions with patient presentations of general aches and pains to complex sporting injuries. From previously working in busy office environments Marc also understands the importance of posture providing correctional advise and exercise where needed. Marc is a keen practitioner with a patient focused approach to treatments incorporating a range of osteopathic techniques including deep tissue, lymphatic drainage, joint mobilisation, visceral techniques and lifestyle assessment to aid physical improvements and body balance. Marc continues to further his education attending courses in accordance with the continuing professional development.