What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a hands-on therapy that focuses on how the whole body function as a unit, this includes skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves, circulation, connective tissue and internal organs.
Osteopaths are primary healthcare practitioners trained to perform standard examinations of the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory and nervous systems and recognise conditions that require medical referral.
Osteopaths use a range of approaches to enhance function, including manual therapy (mobilisation, stretching, massage and manipulation for joints, ligaments and muscles), exercise therapy and programming, equipment prescription, lifestyle advice and patient education.
What can osteopaths treat?
Common musculo-skeletal problems that osteopaths are sought for are:
- Neck/back pain
- Arthritis/joint pain
- Posture related pain
- Sports injuries
- Tennis elbow/plantar fasciitis
- Pregnancy related pelvic pain
- Disc injuries
Melissa has completed a 5-year double degree at university and has worked along-side consultants at leading health facilities in both Melbourne, Australia and Harley street, London.
She has also completed a post graduate in specialised paediatric osteopathy at the University college of Osteopathy London.
At your initial visit we will take a case history to find out about your problem, previous medical history and general health. We then carry out an examination using standard medical test along with skilled palpation in our own area of expertise to identify the dysfunction.
What to expect
An osteopathic appointment is longer than most manual practitioners’ visits. We spend 1 hour with clients for an initial consult diagnosing and treating their complaints, and 30 minutes thereafter for follow up consultations. We take a holistic approach to treatment, which means your practitioner may look at other parts of your body, as well as the area that is troubling you. For example, if you have a sore knee, your osteopath may also look at your ankle, pelvis and back.
An osteopath’s reputation is built on discharging clients. Our long appointments and treatment techniques allow us to pin point the causative issues surrounding the dysfunction and resolve them as soon as possible. Clients are quick to recognise the effectiveness of treatment resulting in fewer visits and little need for ‘maintenance’ treatment.
Initial consultation £55
Follow up consultation £50
(30 - 45 mins)
For bookings or information:
Please feel free to contact me anytime and I will get back to you ASAP.