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CLAPHAM PREGNANCY AND BABY SHOW: LAURA TILSON OSTEOPATHY

CLAPHAM PREGNANCY AND BABY SHOW: LAURA TILSON OSTEOPATHY

We are thrilled to be part of the next Clapham Pregnancy and Baby Show. Come nd meet us on the 14th October in Henry Cavendish School in Balham for an informal c
hat about pregnancy, birth and life with a newborn. Just click here to book your free ticket.

Appointments:

For an appointment with an osteopath at Laura Tilson Osteopathy or further questions please call 020 7206 2625 or BOOK ONLINE HERE. 

CLAPHAM PREGNANCY AND BABY SHOW: LAURA TILSON OSTEOPATHY

CLAPHAM PREGNANCY AND BABY SHOW: LAURA TILSON OSTEOPATHY

We are thrilled to be part of the next Clapham Pregnancy and Baby Show. Come nd meet us on the 14th October in Henry Cavendish School in Balham for an informal c
hat about pregnancy, birth and life with a newborn. Just click here to book your free ticket.

Appointments:

For an appointment with an osteopath at Laura Tilson Osteopathy or further questions please call 020 7206 2625 or BOOK ONLINE HERE. 

CLINIC NEWS JULY 2017

THIS MONTH
Fresh Ground Team CPD Workshop 

Our Osteopath Team had a fantastic evening of CPD from Caroline Rivoire who teaches The De Gasquet Method in South West London. We covered posture, alignment, functional core techniques and hypopressive breathing.  In France and Canada, these rehab techniques are now offered to most women after having a baby and we would love to see more of these services offered here in London. Reconnecting and strengthening in the right way after birth can prevent many injuries in the future. Thank you Caroline for a great evening! For more information please get in touch with us: info@ltosteo.co.uk

NEXT MONTH: 

Baby Massage at Fresh Ground

We are so excited to offer baby massage from Fresh Ground now. Sandra from Northcote Baby is joining the team and our mums are going to love her courses.

We are planning another Pelvic Floor workshop for September so keep an eye on our Facebook Page or Instagram for more news on that. 

LOCAL COMPANY OF THE MONTH:Quayle & Co

Quayle & Co offer bespoke solutions to busy individuals and small businesses. They are passionate about making busy lives easier and no task is too big or small. Whether you lack the time or inclusion for, whatever you need ticked off your to-do list, they can help. From property management to events, from PA work such as travel bookings, filing to general life admin, they can make your life smoother!

www.quayleandco.com

THERAPIST OF THE MONTH:Louisa Henderson – Women’s Health Osteopath 

Louisa Henderson is our Women’s Health Osteopath. Women commonly see Louisa with pelvic pain, pelvic floor dysfunction, hip problems, rectus diastasis and low back pain.

 

Appointment Times (at Fresh Ground): 
Tuesdays 12-4pm and Thursdays 5-9pm

TESTIMONIALS: 

I’ve visited Louisa many times and can’t recommend her enough. She first treated me when I was late going into labour … After the birth I saw her again. She eased all my post natal aches and pains. She’s a really lovely, friendly lady and I’ve since recommended her to several other friends who have all had similarly positive experiences.

– Thea

I have been seeing Louisa for nearly 3 years now for ongoing joint issues requiring both osteopathy and sports massage. Whilst my problems cannot be ‘cured’ the treatment and care I receive from Louisa ensures they are managed to a level that does not adversely impact my life … I cannot recommend her highly enough.

– Jennifer

APPOINTMENTS:

For an appointment or further questions please call 020 7206 2625 or email info@ltosteo.co.uk or book online via www.ltosteo.co.uk 

 

 

 

Therapies at Fresh Ground

68 Battersea Rise, London, SW11 1EQ

The treatment room is on the basement level of the Fresh Ground building just round the corner from Fybre, our other clinic.
 
Clapham Junction is the nearest train station and there is metered parking on the side roads off Battersea Rise.

Fresh Ground is a family friendly converted church with exercise studios and a cafe. 

The cafe serves great coffee and provides somewhere to park buggies. Our consulting room is downstairs.

TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT PLEASE CLICK HERE  OR CALL 020 7206 2625

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR THERAPISTS CLICK HERE


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Ever thought about the connection between your feet and your pelvic floor?

Ever thought about the connection between your feet and your pelvic floor?

 

Our Women’s Health Osteopath explains how examination and management of hip, leg and foot dysfunction may improve pelvic floor function.

As osteopaths we like to look at the body as a whole and trace the connections between different areas. One of these links is between the inner arches of your feet, your inner thigh muscles and your pelvic floor.

This is well known is such disciplines as yoga and pilates, but not talked about much in general.

In a way it is the extension of your core, as it traces the inner seam of your legs and mid line of your body, and can be prone to losing tone, especially after child birth.

We look for patterns which may include dropped arches, tight inner thigh muscles and a lack of tone in the abdomen (from a forward tilting pelvis).

In yoga, the arches in the feet are seen as another diaphragm in the body, alongside your pelvic floor and thoracic diaphragm (and others). Therefore making the connection between all of these areas is important for keeping your body working well as a whole.

Simple exercises where you lie on your back with your knees bent and have a Pilates ball or pillow between your inner thighs and slowly raise up your pelvis and low back can be helpful in establishing this connection.

What is important is where you put your attention, so try to think about your inner arches of your feet lifting , your inner thigh muscles engaging and your pelvic floor muscles feeling lifted and your abdomen switched on. Be sure to slowly relax everything when you return your low back and pelvis back to the floor. It helps to breathe too! Try breathing out as you lift up and in as you go back down.

This is not meant to be a strengthening exercise, it is more about sensing the connection between different parts of you. The idea is that when you are doing day to day activities that connection is more established. You may then find yourself standing up and not collapsing so much into your inner feet arches.

This connection may help you to tilt the pelvis backwards to neutral and and engage the low abdominal muscles which helps with general posture and ease in the body. In this way the feet can even influence the muscles in your neck. Start exploring these connections, it’s amazing what you find!

Appointments:

For an appointment or further questions please call 020 7206 2625 or CLICK HERE TO VISIT ONLINE BOOKINGS. 

Louisa Henderson BA (Hons) MOst MSCCO

Louisa Henderson is our Women’s Health Osteopath. Women commonly see Louisa with pelvic pain, pelvic floor dysfunction, hip problems, rectus diastasis and low back pain.

She uses a range of techniques including structural, visceral and cranial osteopathy to improve function and reduce pain levels as well as providing appropriate exercises specifically tailored to your needs and to aid rehabilitation.

After graduating from the British School of Osteopathy with a Masters degree, she completed a two year diploma in Women’s Health in Osteopathy with the Molinari Institute of Health. She treats adults of all ages, however specialises in treating women during the pre- and post- natal period. Louisa Henderson is a Registered Osteopath with the General Osteopathic Council and a member of the Institute of Osteopathy.

Appointment Times (at Fresh Ground): Tuesdays 12-4pm and Thursdays 5-9pm

Testimonials:

 

I’ve visited Louisa many times and can’t recommend her enough. She first treated me when I was late going into labour … After the birth I saw her again. She eased all my post natal aches and pains. She’s a really lovely, friendly lady and I’ve since recommended her to several other friends who have all had similarly positive experiences.

– Thea

I have been seeing Louisa for nearly 3 years now for ongoing joint issues requiring both osteopathy and sports massage. Whilst my problems cannot be ‘cured’ the treatment and care I receive from Louisa ensures they are managed to a level that does not adversely impact my life … I cannot recommend her highly enough.

– Jennifer

Appointments:

For an appointment or further questions please call 020 7206 2625 or CLICK HERE TO VISIT ONLINE BOOKINGS. 

Your Osteopath on Northcote Road – Laura Tilson Osteopathy

Your Osteopath on Northcote Road – Laura Tilson Osteopathy

What We Treat

 We love what we do because we get to spend time discovering the root cause of your symptoms. Pain killers, sprays and gels may help you carry on with your life but Osteopathy helps to get to what is giving you the symptoms. It may help you resolve these issues for good. To book an appointment please CLICK HERE or call 0207 206 2625.

What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a system of assessing, diagnosing, treating and preventing a wide range of health problems.
Osteopaths are commonly known for treating back pain. This includes changes due to pregnancy, caused by driving or work strain, the pain of arthritis and minor sports injuries.

Patients have also found osteopathy helpful for conditions such as digestive issues, circulatory problems. Also neuralgia and problems sleeping.

Osteopathic patients include the young, older people, manual workers, office professionals, pregnant women, children and sports people.

If you want to find out more, any registered osteopath will be happy to talk to you about your health and how you may benefit from osteopathic treatment.

Osteopaths are trained to check for signs of serious conditions they cannot treat.  In these circumstances, they should inform you of what they believe is the problem and refer you to see your GP or hospital for further investigations.

How Your Osteopath on Northcote Road Treats Knee Pain

The knee is the largest joint in the body. It is a major weight-bearing joint and is one of the most frequently injured joints in the human body.

Knee pain can have a number of different causes and can be painful and debilitating.  Although some conditions may require surgery many can be helped with the right advice, exercise and treatment.

The knee joint lies between the femur and tibia and at the front is the patella or kneecap. It is made up of a number of structures including ligaments, muscles, capsule, synovial membrane.  Two ‘c’ shaped pieces of cartilage sit between the femur and tibia known as the menisci.

Damage, strain or sprain to the structures of the knee can give rise to symptoms.  It can be the result of a sudden injury as often seen in sports injuries or by repeatedly placing strain on an area of the knee. Poor alignment of the knee or kneecap and altered joint mechanics in relation to other joints such as the hips and knees are often significant. Osteoarthritis or wear and tear is a common condition that affects the knee.

Common symptoms in the knee include pain, stiffness, aching, pain, locking, swelling, limping and difficulty fully straightening or bending the knee.

X-rays, scans and other tests are sometimes required to make a diagnosis. Your osteopath may refer to your GP or a specialist for any additional investigations or treatment.

To book an appointment please CLICK HERE or call 0207 206 2625

SPORTS INJURIES CLINIC – LAURA TILSON OSTEOPATHY

SPORTS INJURIES CLINIC – LAURA TILSON OSTEOPATHY

Tali Rayner heads up our Sports Injuries clinic at Fresh Ground and Fybre.

Tali Rayner graduated from the British School of Osteopathy obtaining a Masters Degree in Osteopathy. Since graduating she has also completed training in Acupuncture and Medical dry needling lead by Dr Anthony Campbell.

She is registered with the General
Osteopathic Council as well as the British Osteopathic Association. She has worked in a number of clinical settings including working with a professional rugby and football team.

Tali is structural in her approach to osteopathic assessments and uses a variety of treatment techniques including medical dry needling in conjunction with osteopathic techniques.

As part of your assessment Tali will assess work related ergonomic issuesor sport related training techniques, which may be contributing and maintaining  injuries and pain. Tali will prescribe exercises as part of your rehabilitation and stabilisation of an injury or longer term postural complaint.

To book online CLICK HERE or call 0207 206 2625

SPORTS INJURIES OSTEOPATHY

Osteopathy can help with a range of muskulo-skeletal symptoms and injuries. Treating them can help prevent further complications and get you back to optimal training as quickly as possible. Here is an example of how we treat Tennis Elbow and Golfers Elbow.

 

Tennis Elbow and Golfers Elbow

Pain in the elbow is often due to two main conditions – tennis elbow and golfers elbow.

Tennis elbow causes pain and tenderness around the outside of the elbow joint. Golfer’s elbow causes pain around the inner side of the joint.

Tennis elbow is more common than golfers elbow. Both are injuries from repetitive overuse or wear and tear. From any hobby, sport or activity not just tennis or golf as the name implies. Sometimes a single injury such as a sudden unexpected tug on the forearm can cause the symptoms.

Once the pain starts, your normal activities and habits can maintain the problem.

Pre-existing problems with your neck, wrist or shoulder, that might not be painful in themselves, can make it more likely for you to suffer with tennis or golfers elbow. Most cases ease naturally eventually. But many people seek treatment and advice from an osteopath.

How can an osteopath help with Tennis elbow and Golfers elbow?

  • We can use a variety of different massage and manipulation techniques to try to ease your symptoms. We get to the cause of the problem and get you back to your normal life style. We may gently manipulate the elbow, wrist, neck and upper back joints.
  • We may offer you advice on which activities and movements to avoid. Advice on specific exercise and advice an appropriate elbow brace support or sports strapping.
  • We may suggest you see your GP for advice about pain medication or anti-inflammatories.  Rr refer you to them for further investigations.

SPORTS MASSAGE FOR INJURIES

Sports massage tends to be a stronger more intense massage, combining a variety of techniques including stretching, friction and trigger point release.

The main purpose of sports massage is to help alleviate stress and tension which builds up in the body’s soft tissues. This can be sports related or from simple day to day activities.

When an injury occurs the body often reacts by tensing the soft tissues surrounding the area, massage can work quickly and effectively to reduce this. It can also be helpful in preventing ‘niggling’ injuries which can hamper performance.

 

To book online CLICK HERE or call 0207 206 2625

 

NHS Osteopathy

NHS Osteopathy: This article explains how the NHS plans to work more closely with Osteopaths

News

Chief Allied Health Professions Officer extends her remit to two additional professions

NHS Osteopathy: NHS England has extended the remit of the Chief Allied Health Professions Officer to two additional regulated professions.

Since 1 April 2017, Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs) and Osteopaths have joined the existing 12 health professionals currently within the remit of the Chief Allied Health Professions Officer at NHS England.  This new representation will support wider professional engagement and shared working initiatives for NHS England and the 14 professions.

This will involve sharing national working goals and approaches around improving patient care and delivery and wider areas around prevention, self-care, self-management and medicines mechanisms.

Prior to 1 April, there were 12 professions that came within the remit of the Chief Allied Health Professions Officer across England, with over 146,000 working across the NHS and wider care system. All are registered with the regulator, the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).  This will now increase to over 162,000. ODPs are registered with the HCPC and Osteopaths with the General Osteopathic Council.

Chief Allied Health Professions Officer, Suzanne Rastrick, said:  “I am very pleased to welcome these two additional professions within my remit.  We are committed to making greater use of these professionals in all aspects of NHS service delivery to promote the adoption of new ways of working across the health and care system and to improve patient care. The priority is to ensure we realise the full potential of all fourteen professions to contribute to prevention and health promotion, improving outcomes and patient experience, increasing capacity and improving cost-effectiveness.”

The new professions are:

  • Operating Department Practitioners – ODPs work in a wide range of clinical areas and roles including Obstetrics, Neonatal Units, ITUs Critical Care, Resuscitation, A&E Emergency Care Practitioner, Transplant Co-ordinator, Physician Associate Anaesthesia (PAA) Advanced Life Support Trainer, day surgery.
  • Osteopaths – work closely with other health professionals such as GPs, nurses and midwives Osteopathy complements other medical interventions including surgery and prescribed medication.

Currently, 12 Allied Health Professions, account for 1 in 10 NHS staff, they are a diverse group of practitioners who deliver high quality care to patients by carrying out assessment, diagnosis, treatment and discharge across a range of settings.

The new arrangements follow a series of discussions, events and roadshows undertaken in 2016 by a team led by Suzanne Rastrick in developing the sector wide Allied Health Professions into Action.

This guidance provides a blueprint for Clinical Commissioning Groups, provider organisations, health leaders and local authorities to fully utilise and involve Allied Health Professionals in transformation programmes and delivery of NHS England’s Five Year Forward View and Delivery Plan.

 

To make an appointment with our osteopaths please CLICK HERE to book online or call 02072062625