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CRANIAL OSTEOPATH – HOME VISITS IN WANDSWORTH

CRANIAL OSTEOPATH

HOME VISITS IN WANDSWORTH

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

So for all you busy mums and dads I am now offering more 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 an Appointment

Please email info@ltosteo.co.uk and specify that you are looking to book a home visit. Appointments tend to be on 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
  • postural assessments
  • digestive issues
  • difficulty sleeping
  • feeding difficulties
  • flat heads

Osteopaths 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 track. She is clearly a wonderful osteopath and also a lovely person who genuinely wants to help and cares about each patient to the highest degree. I would highly recommend her.” – Samantha, Putney

 

 

Back Pain Specialists – Video

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Back Pain Specialists – Video

BACK TO HEALTH IN THE NHS

CLICK HERE for a video which is worth watching if you are considering osteopathy. It will give you lots of 

advice from different specialist’s perspectives. Keep an eye out for Clive Lathey, a colleague of mine at The Putney Clinic talking about how osteopathy can help.

 

In the UK, acute lower back pain is one of the most common reasons for GP visits. About nine out of ten adults experience back pain at some point in their life, and five out of ten working adults have back pain every year. Not all treatments work for all conditions or for all individuals with the same condition, and many find that they need to try several treatment options to determine what works best for them.

  • Presented by Georgina Burnett, featuring:
  • Dr Chris Steele MBE, Family GP & Medical Broadcaster
  • Dr Brian Hammond, Director, Back Care
  • Dr Adam Al-Kashi, Head of Research, Back Care
  • Catherine Goodyear, Chief Operating Officer, British Osteopathic Association
  • Dr Dawn Carnes, Director, National Council for Osteopathic Research
  • Tanith Hamm, Osteopath
  • Clive Lathey, Osteopath & Sports Scientist, Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy

 

Alexandra Freeman  M.Ost

Alexandra Freeman is an experienced Osteopath who uses structural, cranial and other osteopathy techniques to treat her patients. Alexandra has a passion for paediatric and is currently studying for her Diploma at The Osteopathic Centre for Children.

Alexandra is a Registered Osteopath with the General Osteopathic Council. She graduated from the London School of Osteopathy with a Masters degree in Osteopathy. She has completed courses in both dry needling and cranial techniques at the Sutherland Cranial College.

 

 

 

Appointment Times (Fresh Ground) : Monday evenings 4-8pm and Friday mornings 8am-12pm.

 

Testimonials:

Alexandra Freeman is an excellent osteopath, has relieved my back pain following my treatments with her. She takes time to find out the cause of the pain, alleviates the pain and is a pleasure to work with. I cannot recommend her enough.

– V. Harrison

I have been visiting Alexandra for some months now to address lower back pains.  Alexandra is incredibly warm, engaging and approachable yet very professional and thorough. She puts you at ease and is very good at explaining the reasons for the condition and the treatment she administers in ways that laypeople can understand. Alexandra also treated a relative of mine for neck and shoulder strains; who has been visiting other osteopaths for treatments.  They commented that Alexandra’s treatment was excellent and cured the problem, unlike other Osteopaths!  One of the best and most exceptional and effective osteopaths ever.  I would strongly recommend Alexandra.

– Ruth

Appointments:

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

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TEL: 020 7206 2625

EMAIL: info@ltosteo.co.uk

What We Treat

 

Osteopathy is a system of assessing, diagnosing, treating and preventing a wide range of health problems.

Osteopaths are commonly known for treating back pain and postural problems including changes due to pregnancy, caused by driving or work strain, the pain of arthritis and minor sports injuries.

Listed below you can find the common joint and muscle conditions that osteopaths treat.

Patients have also found osteopathy helpful for conditions such as digestive issues, circulatory problems, neuralgia and problems sleeping and for the symptoms of many others.

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.

Find out more about osteopathy and what to expect from an osteopathic consultation.

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.

YOUR OSTEOPATH NORTHCOTE ROAD

To book online visit www.ltosteo.co.uk or CALL 0207 206 2625

Osteopathy for Back Pain

Osteopathy for Back Pain

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15 things you didn’t know about back pain

An interesting article on back pain which featured in the Irish Independent last week.

15 things you didn’t know about back pain

Back pain is so prevalent that it costs the country more than cancer and diabetes treatment combined, but there are many myths circulating about the condition. We asked some of Ireland’s leading experts to shed some light on the common ailment

Managing back pain costs the State more than cancer and diabetes combined. Most of these costs are related to treating people with ongoing pain.

Scientific research in the area of back pain has progressed in recent times and it is challenging widespread beliefs held about the condition that seems to plague so many people.

1. Back Pain is common and normal

Eighty percent of people will experience an episode of back pain during their lifetime. Experiencing back pain is like getting tired or becoming sad; we don’t necessarily like it, but it occurs to almost everybody at some point. What isn’t common, however, is not recovering from back pain.

Most acute back pain is the result of simple strains or sprains and the prognosis is excellent. Within the first two weeks of an acute episode of pain, most people will report a significant improvement in their symptoms with almost 85% of people fully recovered by three months. Only a very small number of people develop long-standing, disabling problems.

2. Scans are rarely needed

Both healthcare professionals and members of the public often consider getting a scan “just in case” there is something serious involved in their pain. However, all the evidence suggests scans only show something truly important in a tiny minority (less than 5% of people with back pain.

A brief consultation with a healthcare professional (eg GP, chartered physiotherapist) would usually be able to identify if a scan was really needed based on a person’s symptoms and medical history.

3. Interpreting scans should come with a health warning

We used to think that if we got a good enough picture of the spine with scans that it would be a big help in solving back pain. However, we now know that this is most often not the case.

When people have scans for back pain, the scans often show up things that are poorly linked with pain. In fact, studies have shown that even people who don’t have back pain have things like bulging discs (52% of people), degenerated or black discs (90%), herniated discs (28%) and ‘arthritic’ changes visible (38%).

Remember, these people do NOT have pain! Unfortunately, people with back pain are often told that these things indicate their back is damaged, and this can lead to further fear, distress and avoidance of activity. The fact is that many of these things reported on scans are more like baldness – an indication of ageing and genetics that do not have to be painful.

4. Back pain is not caused by something being out of place

There is no evidence that back pain is caused by a bone or joint in the back being out of place, or your pelvis being out of alignment. For most people with back pain, scans do not
show any evidence of discs, bones or joints being ‘out of place’.

In the very small number of people with some change in their spinal alignment, this does not appear to be strongly related to back pain.

Of course, it is worth noting that many people feel better after undergoing treatments like manipulation.

However, this improvement is due to short-term reductions in pain, muscle tone/tension and fear, NOT due to realigning of body structures.

5. Bed rest is not helpful

In the first few days after the initial injury, avoiding aggravating activities may help to relieve pain, similar to pain in any other part of the body, such as a sprained ankle. However, there is very strong evidence that keeping active and returning to all usual activities gradually, including work and hobbies, is important in aiding recovery.

In contrast, prolonged bed rest is unhelpful, and is associated with higher levels of pain, greater disability, poorer recovery and longer absence from work. In fact, it appears that the longer a person stays in bed because of back pain, the worse the pain becomes.

6. More back pain does not mean more back damage

This may seem strange, but we now know that more pain does not always mean more damage. Ultimately, two individuals with the same injury can feel different amounts of pain. The degree of pain felt can vary according to a number of factors, including the situation in which the pain occurs, previous pain experiences, your mood, fears, fitness, stress levels and coping style. For example, an athlete or soldier may not experience much pain after injury until later when they are in a less intense environment.

Furthermore, our nervous system has the ability to regulate how much pain a person feels at any given time. If a person has back pain it might be that their nervous system has become hypersensitive and is causing the person to experience pain, even though the initial strain or sprain has healed.

This can mean the person feels more pain when they move or try to do something, even though they are not damaging their spine.

Once people with back pain can distinguish between the ‘hurt’ they are feeling from any concerns about ‘harm’ being done to their back, it is easier to participate in treatment.

7. Surgery is rarely needed

Only a tiny proportion of people with back pain require surgery. Most people with back pain can manage it by staying active, developing a better understanding about what pain means, and identifying the factors which are involved in their pain.

This should help them continue their usual daily tasks, without having to resort to surgery.
On average, the results for spinal surgery are no better in the medium and long-term than non-surgical interventions, such as exercise.

8. Schoolbags are safe – worrying about schoolbags might not be

Many people believe that children carrying a heavy schoolbag might cause back pain. However, research studies have not found this link, revealing no differences in schoolbag weight between those children who do and do not go on to develop back pain. However, if a child – or their parent – believes that their schoolbag is too heavy, the child IS more likely to develop back pain, highlighting the importance of fear in the development of back pain.
Given concerns about inactivity and obesity in children, carrying a schoolbag may actually be a simple healthy way for children to get some exercise.

9. The perfect sitting posture may not exist

Should we all sit up straight? Contrary to popular belief, no specific static sitting posture has been shown to prevent or reduce back pain. Different sitting postures suit different people, with some people reporting more pain from sitting straight, others from slouching. So while slouching gets a bad press, there is no scientific evidence to support this. In fact, many people with back pain can adopt very rigid postures (eg sitting extremely upright) with little variation.

The ability to vary our posture, instead of maintaining the same posture, together with learning to move in a confident, relaxed and variable manner is important for people with back pain.

10. Lifting and bending are safe

People with back pain often believe that activities such as lifting, bending and twisting are dangerous and should be avoided. However, contrary to common belief, the research to date has not supported a consistent association between any of these factors and back pain.

Of course, a person can strain their back if they lift something awkwardly or lifting something that is heavier than they would usually lift. Similarly, if a person has back pain, these activities might be more sore than usual. This, however, does not mean that the activity is dangerous or should be avoided.

While a lifting or bending incident could initially give a person back pain, bending and lifting is normal and should be practised to help strengthen the back, similar to returning to running and sport after spraining an ankle.

11. Avoiding activities and moving carefully does not help in the long-term

It is common, especially during the first few days of back pain, that your movement can be significantly altered. This is similar to limping after spraining your ankle, and generally resolves as the pain settles. While initially hard, getting back doing valued activities which are painful, or feared, is important. Many people, after an episode of back pain, can begin to move differently due to a fear of pain or a belief that the activity is dangerous. Such altered movement can be unhealthy in the long term and can actually increase the strain on your back.

12. Poor sleep influences back pain

When someone has pain, a good night’s sleep can be hard to get. However, it works both ways as sleep problems can lead to back pain in the future. In the same way that poor sleep can make us more stressed, give us a headache, make us tired or feel down, it can also cause or prolong back pain. So, improving sleeping routine and habits can be very helpful in reducing pain.

13. Stress, low mood and worry influence back pain

How we feel can influence the amount of pain we feel. Back pain can be triggered following changes in life stress, mood or anxiety levels.

In the same way that these factors are linked to other health conditions like cold sores, irritable bowel syndrome and tiredness, they have a very large effect on back pain. As a result, managing our stress, mood and anxiety levels through doing things we enjoy, and engaging in relaxation can be really beneficial in helping back pain.

14. Exercise is good and safe

Many people with pain are afraid of exercise and avoid it as they think it may cause them more problems. However this is not true! We now know that regular exercise helps to keep you and your body fit and healthy, and actually reduces pain and discomfort. It relaxes muscle tension, helps mood and strengthens the immune system once started gradually.

All types of exercise are good, with no major differences in effectiveness between them – so pick one you enjoy, can afford and which is convenient.

Walking, using the stairs, cycling, jogging, running and stretching are all good and help relax all the tense muscles in your body.

When you are in pain, starting exercise can be very hard. Under-used muscles feel more pain than healthy muscles. Therefore, if feeling sore after exercise, this does not indicate harm or damage to the body.

15. Persistent back pain CAN get better

Since back pain is associated with many factors that vary between individuals, treatments that address the relevant factors for each individual can be effective. Failing to get pain relief after lots of different treatments is very frustrating and cause people to lose hope.

However, this is very common as most treatments only address one factor, for example someone goes for a massage for their sore muscles, but doesn’t address their sleep or fitness or stress levels.

By identifying the different contributing factors for each individual and trying to address them, pain can be significantly reduced and people can live a happier and healthier life.

Published in the Irish Independent. Tuesday 14th July

* Mary O’Keeffe (University of Limerick), Dr Kieran O’Sullivan (University of Limerick), Dr Derek Griffin (Tralee Physiotherapy Clinic)

– See more at: http://blog.putneyclinic.co.uk/search?updated-max=2015-07-20T14:19:00%2B01:00&max-results=5&start=10&by-date=false#sthash.QJtPlMBX.dpuf

Osteopathy for Tennis Elbow

Osteopathy for Tennis Elbow

Your Osteopath on Northcote Road

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. Whereas golfer’s elbow causes pain around the inner side of the joint.

Tennis elbow is more common than golfers elbow and both are injuries from repetitive overuse or wear and tear from any hobby, sport or activity. Its not just from 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 aim to 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.
  • We will give you 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 or refer you on for further investigations.

 

Useful links

Arthritis Research UK

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:

BOOK ONLINE FOR AN APPOINTMENT TODAY

For an appointment or further questions please call 02072062625 or email info@ltosteo.co.uk

Osteopathy for Headaches – SW11 Osteopath

Osteopathy for Headaches

Most people have experienced a head ache at the end of a long day at a desk. How many people link their headaches to the joints in their necks for example?

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There are several reasons for headaches. Most are not serious and once the cause is established headaches can often be helped by simple changes in lifestyle. One cause can be tension or strain in the muscles and joints of the neck and upper back.

Treatment from an osteopath may help. Gentle massage to the tight muscles and manipulation to loosen the joints of the neck, thorax and back can relieve the build-up of muscular tension that may lead to headaches. Osteopaths can also advise on exercise and lifestyle changes and offer guidance on simple changes to your posture when at work or driving which may help.

 

For more information please see the video on The Institute of Osteopathy’s website – click here for more information. 

 

To book an appointment call 0207 2062625 or visit www.ltosteo.co.uk  Early morning and evening appointments available.

 

 

Osteopathy For Headaches: Practitioners

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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.

Testimonials:

Before I saw Tali, I suffered chronic and consistent sciatic pain. Her specialist treatment immediately alleviated the worst symptoms and quickly enabled me to return to the fully active lifestyle I had missed. Friendly and highly skilled, Tali takes the time to put her patients at ease and discuss their needs. She also directs you to everyday exercises and lifestyle changes that strengthen the body against future injury. Thank you Tali.”

– V.George
Dancer, London

For the first time in the last 6 years I am beginning to walk without pain and without the anticipation of pain when I come to stairs or other more challenging activities . . . . I would highly recommend Tali to anyone considering osteopathy.”

– A.Sharman
Consultant, London

To book an appointment call 0207 2062625 or visit www.ltosteo.co.uk  Early morning and evening appointments available.

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. 

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

 

Pelvic Floor Workshop – Women’s Health Clapham

Pelvic Floor Workshop – Women’s Health Clapham 

 

An Evening of Knowledge and a Celebration of Women + Wisdom + Presecco 

£20 
What will you learn?
  • How to locate and REALLY exercise your Pelvic Floor muscles…. PS. this doesn’t involve CLENCHING at the traffic lights
  • How to gain control of your bladder & prevent embarrassing ‘leaks’
  • What is normal & when to seek help
  • How to have a ‘better belly’ and core strength at ANY AGE or STAGE!
  • Why some women develop Diastasis Recti (a tummy gap) after birth 
  • How to look after your back and prevent injury in the post-natal period
  • Birth trauma – recovering from forceps and ventouse births, episiotomies and c-section
  • How to improve your posture
  • How osteopathy could help your baby
And we’ll do it all in a warm, supportive environment whilst enjoying some prosecco & healthy treats
PLUS: Treats and goodie bags
Space is limited at this sociable & informative event.
THE EXPERTS: 
Eliza Nearn Post-natal Fitness Expert – www.elizadoalot.com
Megan Vickers from APPI Women’s Health Physiotherapist – www.appihealthgroup.com
Laura Tilson, Jacqueline Shergold and Louisa Henderson – Osteopaths from Fresh Ground – www.ltosteo.co.uk 
WOMEN’S HEALTH OSTEOPATH

A WHOLE BODY APPROACH

Osteopaths understand the relationship between the body’s organs, joints and muscles. Given the unique stresses pregnancy puts upon the body, osteopaths are well suited to diagnosing and helping you with some of the problems you may experience when you’re expecting and after birth.

 

COMMON PREGNANCY COMPLAINTS

Many pregnant women experience back or pelvic pain. Common symptoms may include:

Generalised muscular back pain

SPD (Symphasis Pubis Dysfunction) – pain or discomfort in the joint at the front of the pelvis

Sacro Iliac Joint pain – occurring in the lower back

Sciatica and leg pain associated with back pain

Rib and thoracic spinal problems leading to breathlessness and difficulty in deep breathing

Neck aches and headaches

Many commonly used medications for these symptoms are often not recommended for a pregnant or breast feeding mother. Osteopathy offers an alternative approach to help you deal with these common conditions.

 

PERSONAL TREATMENT FOR A NATURAL PREGNANCY

Every patient’s problems are unique, and your treatment will be specific to your symptoms. Osteopaths use a wide range of hands-on techniques. These will vary depending on your age, fitness and diagnosis, but will focus on bodily tension, stretching muscles and mobilising your joints and providing postural and stretching advice. You may wish to discuss with your osteopath how many treatments are likely to be necessary, and how frequently you may feel you would benefit from osteopathic treatment. Some new mothers like to return for follow-up osteopathic treatment after being discharged by their obstetrician or midwife.

 

POST-NATAL TREATMENT

Osteopathy can be a helpful, supportive treatment as the body adjusts to the anatomical and physiological changes occurring after birth. Changes also in the way a new mother is using her body, due to feeding and carrying, can be better accommodated if the body is functioning optimally. Care is often focused on the baby over the mother at this time, when it is key for both to be healthy for the well being of the whole family.

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