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Osteopathy

Expert Care from Expert Specialists

  • Appointments are available 7 days a week.

  • Early morning and evening appointments every weekday.

  • Emergency appointments available.

  • Schedule online. It's easy, fast and secure.

£77 initial consultation and treatment

£66 follow up sessions 

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Concessions may be available for those on a low income. Please call and ask.

What is Osteopathy? 

Osteopathy is a way of detecting, treating and preventing health problems by moving, stretching and massaging a person's muscles and joints. Osteopathy is based on the principle that the wellbeing of an individual depends on their bones, muscles, ligaments and connective tissue functioning smoothly together.

Why Osteopathy? 

It is commonly known in our profession that there are crossovers in methods of Osteopaths, Physiotherapists and Chiropractors. Although each profession uses slightly different techniques and adopts a different philosophy they all work towards the same goal. Our Osteopaths spend a minimum of 4 years to learn to become professional osteopaths, qualified by the GOsC. Since 1999 our Osteopaths have been practicing at our centre, some with more than 10 years experience. For more information on what we treat please see below or call 02077339944 for more information.

We cannot stress enough how important it is to assess and treat any pain you feel as quickly as possible. Unlike cuts or blisters that heals over time joint or muscle pain needs treatment and exercise to heal. We help you figure out the cause of your pain before treating the area in need to then produce an exercise plan to avoid similar issues in the future. We hope that you do not need our services, however if you are feeling any pain currently and are unsure if we treat your issue please call 02077339944

What we offer to our clients 

Flexible Appointment Times.

Phone Support 8am-8pm 7 days a week

Confidential detailed reports

Exercise plans designed for you

Pain Relief

Techniques Osteopaths use:

  • Massage – by freeing the joints and muscles affected by back pain, massage can be used to restore the whole body's vitality. Osteopaths also use traction, where your head, feet, and hands are lifted and gently pulled to relieve stress.

  • Joint manipulation – used to realign a joint in order to restore movement. Patients with back pain often have restricted vertebral joints.

  • Muscle Energy Technique – using the patients own muscle contraction to apply a counterforce by the osteopath to relax and lengthen the muscle.

  • Counterstrain Technique – allowing the restricted joint to relax in a position of greater comfort.

  • Cranial Osteopathy – gentle bodywork using the cranio-sacral rhythm to alleviate pain and stress.

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Our Osteopaths are experts in treating and rehabilitating many musculo-skeletal problems such as;

Ergonomics

Poor Posture

Sciatica

Heavy Lifting

Muscle Strain

Pinched Nerve

Whiplash

Locked whilst sleeping

Shoulder Pain

Rotator Cuff

Supraspinatus

Frozen Shoulder

Tendonitis

Knee Pain

Tendonitis

Osteoarthritis

ACL instability

Cartilage damage

Sports Injuries

Groin Strain

Ankle Sprain

Hamstring

Tennis Elbow

Cartilage damage

Physical Therapist

Sciatica

Tight Glutes

Stiff low back

Herniated or

'slipped disc'

Headaches/Migraines

Pregnancy Problems

Tension, Stress

Teeth Grinding

Poor Posture

Overwork

Anxiety 

Pubic Symphysis Disorder

Low Back Pain

Swollen Hands or Feet

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 

Wear and Tear

Most people over the age of 40 have some osteoarthritis (wear and tear) in one or more of their joints. This can cause pain and discomfort especially at night and first thing in the morning and osteopathic treatment can help alleviate these symptoms.

Osteopathy can improve your physical activity while helping you to prevent further injuries. 

 

Osteopathy for Prevention and Good Health 

Don't wait until your aches become a pain. Preventative health care is best. You will need fewer treatments overall if you get it sorted straight away AND you can aim to feel your best; optimum well-being, not merely 'not in pain'. 'A stitch in time saves nine' as the old proverb wisely states.

Brixton Therapy Centre, local Osteopaths near Camberwell, Herne Hill and Stockwell, assess and treat people of any age from the elderly to the newborn and from pregnant women to sports people. Although osteopaths treat many conditions, most people think of us as ‘back specialists’ and back pain is what osteopaths treat a lot of the time. We also, however, treat a range other conditions:

Osteopaths can identify any weaknesses in your body that have occurred from old injuries so that you can understand your body better and get back to the activities you love.

If you need advice about whether your problem is suitable for osteopathy then just give us a ring.

What to expect during your visit.

During your first consultation at Brixton Therapy Centre, local Osteopaths near Clapham, Streatham Hill and Kennington, your osteopath will examine you, reach a diagnosis and, with your consent, start your treatment. You will also be prescribed some gentle exercises to start your rehabilitation. After your first session your osteopath should be able to give you a rough idea of how many sessions you will need to get better.

Our aim is to get you pain free as soon as possible.

Osteopaths are experienced professionals.

An osteopath must study for five years for an undergraduate degree. This is similar to an undergraduate medical degree, with emphasis on anatomy and musculoskeletal medicine, and includes more than 1,000 hours of training in osteopathic techniques. By law, osteopaths must register with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC). It is an offence for anyone to call themselves an osteopath if they are not registered. The British Medical Association’s guidance for general practitioners states that doctors can safely refer patients to osteopaths.

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Cranial Osteopathy is practised by fully registered osteopaths with a specialist in Cranial Osteopathy, having undertaken further training.

 

It's a subtle and gentle version of osteopathy and is practised across the whole body, including the abdomen, head and sacrum.

Cranial osteopaths will run their hands, moving steadily and slowly, across the body, tuning into subtle restrictions and tensions in the tissues.

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Our specialist Sports Osteopaths can diagnose and effectively treat a wide variety of sporting injuries and other musculoskeletal conditions. Sports Osteopaths have extensive knowledge of anatomy, physiology and biomechanics, which allows them to accurately identify the cause of the problem and plan appropriate management with rehab.

Assessing how you move is important if you are to get the most out of your chosen sport. Addressing the load on the tissues through changing the body’s biomechanics and retraining the strength and flexibility of the muscles can be key to reducing pain levels and improving performance.

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Pregnancy places many unique demands on a woman’s body; nine months of pregnancy and labour have a big impact on your spine and pelvic floor.

 

Hormones will soften the ligaments, which are necessary for the body to accommodate the baby as it grows, adding stress on certain joints which often leads to aches and sprains.

 

Pregnancy Osteopathy can treat and reduce the demands on your body.

The birth process can place many strains on both the baby and mother; the baby’s position in the womb, the ease of delivery and how the baby is delivered can be among other factors can all contribute to strains and stresses.

 

Breast feeding, carrying your baby and use of equipment such as buggies can also place extra strain on your body.

Meet Our Osteopaths

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Mardi Jamieson

Clinic

Director

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Gillian Sheffer

Senior Osteopath

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Angus Gould

 Osteopath

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Marta Vacca

 Osteopath

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David Hohenschurz-Schmidt

 Osteopath

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Matteo Erli

 Osteopath

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Emma Mizzi

 Osteopath

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Reno Pelekanou

 Osteopath

Brixton Therapy Centre near Streatham is easily accessible from the surrounding areas such as Brixton Hill, Streatham, Clapham, Herne Hill, Tulse Hill, Peckham, Camberwell, East Dulwich, Kennington, Oval, Vauxhall and Stockwell, covering the postcodes SW9, SW2, SW4, SW8, SW16, SE24, SE15, SE5, SE22, SE11, SE1.