Archive for the Paediatric Osteopathy Category

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. 

Cranial or Paediatric Osteopathy at Home for your Baby

Osteopathy - Home visits for Northcote Road mums

Osteopathy – Home visits for Northcote Road mums

Cranial or Paediatric Osteopathy at Home for your Baby

As a mum I know how difficult it can be to leave the house with a new born baby. Thats why I am offering mums in the Northcote Road area home visit appointments.

 

Parents bring their babies and children to see osteopaths for many reasons including:

  • post-natal check ups
  • postural assessments
  • digestive issues including colic and reflux
  • difficulty sleeping
  • general aches and pains
  • feeding difficulties
  • flat heads

To read more about cranial osteopathy please CLICK HERE.

Laura Tilson M.Ost DPO

Osteopath

 

Laura Tilson  BA (Hons) M.Ost DPO

Laura Tilson is a Registered Osteopath with the General Osteopathic Council and an experienced, established practitioner in London.

She graduated with a Masters Degree from The British School of Osteopathy and then completed training in Paediatric Osteopathy with The Foundation of Paediatric Osteopathy; The Osteopathic Centre for Children (OCC).

Laura worked at the OCC’s busy children’s clinic for two years. She has worked in the neonatal intensive care wards in three London hospitals.

She provides appointments for adults, children and babies in clinics, and also offers home visits for babies.

She uses a variety of osteopathic techniques including cranial osteopathy and structural techniques. She is experienced in treating a variety of women’s health and pre- and post-natal conditions. 

As an undergraduate her research for her dissertation was awarded one of the top grades and she presented her findings at the Chiropractic, Osteopathy and Physiotherapy Conference in 2010. Laura Tilson is a Member of the Institute of Osteopathy and an Alumni Member of the Foundation for Paediatric Osteopathy. She has completed courses at the Molinari Institute of Health in Women’s Health,The Sutherland Cranial College, in Safeguarding Children and pre-natal and post-natal courses with Miranda Clayton.

Appointment Times (Fresh Ground) : Monday 5-9pm and Friday 7-11am

Appointment Times (Fybre Fitness) : Tuesday 5-9pm and Friday 7-11am

 

Testimonials:

“Laura is simply amazing and I can’t recomemd her enough! She recently treated my 7weeks old little girl and identified and treated a number of issues caused by her being in a breech positon at week 37. She had such a natural way with my daughter and completely put her (and me) at ease. After 3 sessions we had a much more content, relaxed and less colicky little girl.”

FT – Tooting

“I went to Laura Tilson osteopathy because of pregnancy related back-ache. Laura was brilliant – she diagnosed me within minutes and sorted my back out within 2 sessions. Couldn’t recommend her highly enough. I’ve booked in for a pregnancy massage which they’ve just started offering and I have no doubt it’ll be equally wonderful.”

RQ – Clapham

Appointments:

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

 

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

CLAPHAM PREGNANCY AND BABY SHOW

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. 

CRANIAL OSTEOPATH HOME VISIT SW11

CRANIAL OSTEOPATH

HOME VISITS IN SW11

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CRANIAL OSTEOPATH HOME VISIT

As a mum of two small children I know how difficult it is to leave the house. And with a newborn, older children or twins its near impossible!!

So for all you busy mums and dads we are now offering more cranial osteopath appointments in the comfort of your home.

Please read on if you are about to or have had a baby recently and need an osteopath!

To Make and Appointment

Please email info@ltosteo.co.uk and specify that you are looking to book a home visit. Appointments tend to be on Monday and Tuesday mornings and Friday afternoons.

What is a Cranial Osteopath

Parents bring their babies to see osteopaths with many symptoms including:

  • post-natal check ups
  • digestive issues
  • difficulty sleeping
  • feeding difficulties
  • flat heads

Osteopaths do not treat conditions but are interested in how your baby or child’s body is moving. Osteopathic treatment aims to restore the normal movement in the muscles, ligaments and joints, which in turn can improve how your babies feeds and sleeps. In this way treatment may improve symptoms of a wide range of illness and discomfort.

What to Expect from your Appointment

At your first appointment the osteopath will discuss details of the pregnancy and labour and the child’s general health. Then they will carry out examinations which look at joint movement, reflexes and muscle tone.

Treatment techniques include gentle massage and cranial osteopathy and aim to make the body as relaxed and comfortable as possible. The osteopath may also provide advice on exercises, posture and nutrition.

Initial consultations normally take an hour and any follow up treatments are for half an hour.

More about Laura Tilson M.Ost DPO BA(Hons) – Paediatric Osteopath

Laura Tilson is a Registered Osteopath with the General Osteopathic Council and an experienced, established practitioner in London.

She graduated with a Masters Degree from The British School of Osteopathy and then completed training in Paediatric Osteopathy with The Foundation of Paediatric Osteopathy; The Osteopathic Centre for Children (OCC).

Laura worked at the OCC’s busy children’s clinic for two years. She has worked in the neonatal intensive care wards in three London hospitals.

She provides appointments for adults, children and babies on Northcote Road and Battersea Rise, and also offers home visits for babies in and around Wandsworth.

She uses a variety of osteopathic techniques including cranial osteopathy and structural techniques. She is experienced in treating a variety of women’s health and pre- and post-natal conditions.

Laura Tilson is a Member of the Institute of Osteopathy and an Alumni Member of the Foundation for Paediatric Osteopathy. She has completed courses at the Molinari Institute of Health in Women’s Health,The Sutherland Cranial College, in Safeguarding Children and pre-natal and post-natal courses with Miranda Clayton.

Laura is a registered practitioner for most Private Health Insurance providers.

Testimonials:

“I took my daughter (9 months) to see Laura as I’d noticed she was very ‘fidgety’ feeding on one side, and only lay on her left in her cot. Laura is fabulous with babies, and after just on session she went home and had a nap on her opposite side for the first time ever! Highly recommended.” – Jen, Balham

“Laura did a few home visits to treat my newborn who was not sleeping or feeding well as he was very stiff in his neck. Laura’s treatment had an immediate positive affect that night. A HUGE relief for all. Laura was great; she took her time to make sure she understood the problems, was thorough examining and very gentle and calming for my baby in her treatment. I’d definitely recommend a home visit as it took the stress out of going out with an unhappy newborn.” – Johanna, Tooting

“I originally went to see Laura as I was worried that my daughter’s head and shoulders movement. Turns out that my daughter was absolutely fine but I booked myself in for a post natal check as I’m training for a marathon. Since then I’ve been having fortnightly sports related osteopathy/ massage sessions with Tali (based at the same clinic) and she has been absolutely fantastic, helping to loosen my tight achy muscles and preparing me for more training!” – Emma, Clapham

“I went to see Laura with lower back pain during my pregnancy. She was brilliant and really worked hard to get to the root of the problem, work on it and set me up with exercises to keep me on the right tra

To make an appointment for a home visit please email info@ltosteo.co.uk 

Postnatal Osteopath – Northcote Road

Postnatal Osteopath – Northcote Road

The Benefits of Postnatal Osteopathy

By Laura Tilson BA (Hons) M.Ost DPO
Registered and Paediatric Osteopath at Fresh Ground Battersea Rise, SW11

As an osteopath I spend the majority of my time showing people how osteopathy can benefit them. But trying to persuade a busy mum that she should put herself first for half an hour a day to sort out her bad back or that dodgy shoulder will be my mantra for the rest of my career.

Mums are renowned for putting others first and bravely soldiering on – because they are mums and that’s just what they do.  And now – as mother to a four month old little boy – I can see why.  My days blur into one – each a haze of coffee, marching around parks and attempts at housework, never mind trying to fit in brushing my hair or getting a little admin done.

So perhaps I am biased, but over the last few months I have seen for myself how osteopathy has helped me and my little boy. I have been for four treatments since having him. Once a month, I have carved out the time and made it a priority because I’m set on practicing what I preach. But the results speak for themselves.

The osteopath I saw sorted out the pain in my back where I had had an epidural by finding restricted joints in my back and tight muscles and getting them moving again. With massage and pressure over my upper back she helped to release aches from hours of bending over during feeds. With the gentlest touch and movement she helped to encourage my baby to look comfortably to the left (he only looked to the right after a fairly traumatic ventouse delivery).

So perhaps I am biased but I cannot rave about it enough. This, along with a slow and steady commitment to getting fit again has been my rehabilitation back to my old self and I could not be more grateful.

Appointments

For appointments with Laura please call 0207 206 2625 or email info@ltosteo.co.uk

Laura Tilson (Osteopath)

Laura Tilson  BA (Hons) M.Ost DPO

Laura Tilson is a Registered Osteopath with the General Osteopathic Council and an experienced, established practitioner in London.

She graduated with a Masters Degree from The British School of Osteopathy and then completed training in Paediatric Osteopathywith The Foundation of Paediatric Osteopathy; The Osteopathic Centre for Children (OCC).

Laura worked at the OCC’s busy children’s clinic for two years. She has worked in the neonatal intensive care wards in three London hospitals.

She provides appointments for adults, children and babies in clinics, and also offers home visits for babies.

She uses a variety of osteopathic techniques including cranial osteopathy and structural techniques. She is experienced in treating a variety of women’s health and pre- and post-natal conditions. 

As an undergraduate her research for her dissertation was awarded one of the top grades and she presented her findings at the Chiropractic, Osteopathy and Physiotherapy Conference in 2010. Laura Tilson is a Member of the Institute of Osteopathy and an Alumni Member of the Foundation for Paediatric Osteopathy. She has completed courses at the Molinari Institute of Health in Women’s Health,The Sutherland Cranial College, in Safeguarding Children and pre-natal and post-natal courses with Miranda Clayton.

Appointment Times (Fresh Ground) : Monday 5-9pm and Friday 7-11am

Appointment Times (Fybre Fitness) : Tuesday 5-9pm and Friday 7-11am

 

Testimonials:

I came to see Laura with shoulder pain and a swollen wrist which I had had problems with for 7 years. I have been so much better, even after just one treatment.

– C. Mitchell

I could not recommend Laura highly enough. My treatment for low back pain was excellent; she was thorough and professional and I have not had any problems with my back since. I would not hesitate on seeing her again in the future.

– L. Harrison

Appointments:

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

Paediatric Osteopathy: The Importance of an Active Lifestyle for your Children

Paediatric Osteopathy: The Importance of an Active Lifestyle for your Children

Study Shows Potential Link between Childhood Motor Coordination and Sedentary Behaviour in Adulthood

We know how much kids love running around but did you know that their level of activity in childhood might be linked to their future level of activity as adults.

This study explains a bit more about the importance of keeping your kids active.

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Good motor coordination in childhood is linked to maintained physical activity in middle age. A team led by University College London used data from the 1970 British Cohort Study, which follows the lives of more than 17,000 people.

When the participants were aged 10 their motor coordination skills were assessed. This included tasks such throwing a ball, standing on one leg, and walking backwards.

The researchers don’t yet know if poor coordination leads to more sedentary behaviour. One possibility is that sports are less enjoyable in those with less well-developed coordination, and this may lead to lower participation in physical activities.

Since sedentary lifestyles have a wide range of poor effects on health, the authors of the study suggest that children should be encouraged to participate in sports, and that this may benefit their health into adulthood.

The full paper is available at http://www.ijbnpa.org/content/pdf/s12966-015-0236-y.pdf

Paediatric osteopaths are trained to assess your child’s motor function and joint health. Your osteopath will be able to offer you and your family advice on creating and maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle, and give you advice on the sort of exercise that would be suitable.

Jacqueline Shergold MHS B.Sc

Jacqueline enjoys treating a wide variety of conditions with a particular passion for treating children and babies. She uses gentle techniques to release tension in the muscles and joints that may have resulted from their position in the womb or from their birth. She is currently completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Paediatric Osteopathy and works in the clinic at the Osteopathic Centre for Children in London.

Jacqueline Shergold has worked in clinics in Australia and Ireland where she worked extensively with Australian Footballers and other elite athletes. In Australia she taught anatomy at University level and therefore has a great understanding of the human body in function and dysfunction.

Techniques she uses include Cranial, Obstetric and Paediatric Osteopathy, dry needling and sports taping. She uses cranial and structural osteopathy as well as rehabilitation exercises in combination for the best possible outcomes.

Appointment Times: Fridays 12-4pm and Home Visits for Newborns available on Wednesdays

Testimonials:

I have been treated by Jacqueline on numerous occasions for neck pain, headaches and various other aches and pains. She is professional and thorough, while also being kind and patient. I always leave with a smile on my face, feeling better than when I walked in.

– Brea

I highly recommend Jacqui S. She made me feel really relaxed and comfortable after I was a bit anxious about treatment. Very patient with little ones too and knows how to engage with them to keep them still.

– Angela

Appointments:

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

BUPA Osteopathy Network – Your Osteopath on Northcote Road

BUPA Osteopathy Network

Did you know you can claim for osteopathy on your BUPA Health Insurance?

Check with your insurance company before you book, you may need to go and see you GP before you come and see us.

The Osteopaths at Laura Tilson Osteopathy are Registered with all major Private Healthcare Insurance companies. The list includes:


 

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aviva logoAVIVA (formally Norwich Union)

 

 


 

Most osteopaths work in the private sector, either alone or in a group practice, and some offer services through the NHS.

In some areas, doctors are able to refer patients to an osteopath for treatment funded by the NHS. To find out whether osteopathic treatment is available on the NHS in your area, contact:

  • your local Clinical Commissioning Group if you live in England
  • your local Health Board if you live in Scotland
  • your local Health Board if you live in Wales
  • your local Health and Social Care Board if you live in Northern Ireland

NHS and private treatmentFor information on who to contact in your region of the UK, ask your doctor or check the NHS website.

All osteopaths in the UK, wherever they work, are regulated by the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC). It is against the law for anyone to call themselves an osteopath unless they are registered with the GOsC, which sets and promotes high standards of competency, conduct and safety.

 

OSTEOPATHY – WHAT TO EXPECT

Osteopathy is a form of manual therapy that can have beneficial effects for a variety of muscle and joint conditions. When you first visit an osteopath, you’ll be asked about your current symptoms and medical history. All information will be treated as confidential in accordance with standards of practice set out by the General Osteopathic Council and the Data Protection Act 1998.

After an initial examination, your osteopath will discuss treatment options with you so that you can agree a course of action and the likely associated costs. Treatment may require several visits and, very occasionally, further tests and or referrals to other appropriate health care professionals.

Most osteopaths will begin your treatment at your first appointment – you may experience mild discomfort afterwards, but in most cases this will resolve within 24 hours. If you have any concerns about your treatment we encourage you to discuss these further with your osteopath.

 

To book an appointment online with Laura Tilson Osteopathy visit www.ltosteo.co.uk or call 020 7206 2625.