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Osteopathic Treatment for Arthritis – Your Osteopath on Northcote Road

Osteopathic Treatment for Arthritis

Your Osteopath on Northcote Road

Arthritis

A doctor listens to a senior woman patient describe wrist pain. See my portfolio for more in this series.

Arthritis is a common condition which causes pain, swelling and inflammation and often stiffness in the joints of the body.

The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. There are many other types including ankylosing spondylitis, gout, psoriatic arthritis and reactive arthritis. Certain types of arthritis can also affect children.

Osteoarthritis is a result of wear and tear of the joints in the body. It is common in people over 50. It most commonly affects the joints of the knees, hips, neck and back, base of the toes and hands.

How can osteopaths help?

The gentle manipulative and massage techniques from osteopaths can help some arthritis sufferers. Treatment is individual, gently moving and stretching an arthritic joint and massaging surrounding muscles and tissues can help ease some of the discomfort. Sometimes an osteopath may work on general mobility of the other joints and muscles in the body to help the mechanics of the body work better. Osteopaths may also give advice on exercises, diet, posture and changes to lifestyle. X-rays, scans or other tests may be required and your osteopath may refer you to your GP for any additional investigations and treatment

Useful links

Arthritis Research UK

To book an appointment with an osteopath visit www.ltosteo.co.uk or email info@ltosteo.co.uk. 

 

Tali Rayner M.Ost

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.

 

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

 

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

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

Appointments:

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

 

Osteopathy for Knee Pain – Northcote Road Osteopath

Osteopathy for 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 and 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 and two ‘c’ shaped pieces of cartilage which 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 and your osteopath may refer to your GP or a specialist for any additional investigations or treatment.

Appointments:

CLICK HERE TO BOOK ONLINE

Or please call 020 7206 2625 or email info@ltosteo.co.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:

CLICK HERE TO BOOK ONLINE

Or please call 020 7206 2625 or email info@ltosteo.co.uk

Pelvic Floor Workshop 11th July 11.30am at Fresh Ground, Clapham Junction

Pelvic Floor Workshop

Tuesday 11th July 11.30am

Fresh Ground, Clapham Junction

TO BOOK YOUR TICKETS PLEASE CLICK HERE

 

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 email info@ltosteo.co.uk

Pregnant or just had a baby?

Confused about pelvic floor?

What will you learn?

  • How to really exercise your pelvic floor muscles
  • How to gain control over your bladder
  • How to have a better core
  • Diastasis Recti (tummy gap) care
  • Preventing injury and posture
  • Forceps and ventouse, episiotomies, and c-section recovery
 To book an appointment online please CLICK HERE or call our Reception Team on 02072062625.

Pain Management

Pain Management

pain reliefA friend recently recommended this website from US written by http://www.retrainpain.org/ a group of physical therapists (Elan Schneider, Rob DiLillo, and Greg Hullstrung), who teamed up to build an organization devoted to free online pain education. Click on the link to start a series of short courses which explain how our bodies register pain and how that system can go wrong. There are many chronic pain management groups in UK available via your GP and other health care providers.

 

Here is some more about this group taken from their website:

Why did we make this free online program?

Chronic pain is a big problem, affecting about 1 out of 5 people.  Over the last 10 years there have been many important discoveries that help explain what causes chronic pain,  as well as new research about which treatment approaches are most effective. Sadly, many of these discoveries sit quietly in science journals, inaccessible to the average patient.  We believe that pain patients throughout the world deserve access to accurate and up to date information about pain rehabilitation, and that is the mission of our organization.

In 2013 we opened an innovative pain therapy program in New York, but we dreamed of being able to share our program with people around the world for free.  We created the Retrain Pain Foundation, and have now converted many of the key lessons of our live program into this online course.  We are very excited to share this program with you, and look forward to getting your feedback on how we can continue to improve it.

Does this course replace the need for a doctor or therapist?

No!  This course is meant to be used in addition to the care you get from your medical team. Before applying anything you learn from this course,  please check with your personal health care team to make sure it is safe and relevant for your individual situation.

How do you use this course?

The course is free, and is viewed entirely online. We recommend you view it slowly, in small sections.  This allows time to review and apply the material.

What else do we offer?

– Online Workshops for Patients

– Corporate Pain Rehabilitation Services

How can you contact us?

Feel free to contact us with comments, questions, or suggestions.

 

Acknowledgements:

We thank the following scientists, clinicians, and educators whose work has been the inspiration for this program:

Dr. Fabrizio BenedettiDr. David ButlerDr. Herta FlorDr. Adriaan LouwDr. Lorimer MoseleyDr. Jo Nijs, Dr. Frank Porreca,  Dr. Irene TraceyDr. Katja Wiech,  Dr. Clifford Woolf  (This program is not specifically endorsed by any of the above)

 

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 email info@ltosteo.co.uk

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

Treatment for Knee Pain

Treatment for Knee Pain

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The knee is a very complex joint. There are a wide number of structures which can become damaged causing pain in and around the knee. Acute knee pain can be most often attributed to damage of the meniscus (cartilage inside the knee. Or ligaments around/inside the joint.

Damage to the meniscus can be due to trauma or simply degenerative. Traumatic onset can typically involve twisting through the knee whilst the foot is grounded. This can be associated with a ‘clicking’ or ‘popping’ noise. People often will feel ‘catching’ in the knee or report it to ‘lock’ or ‘give way’. Swelling with traumatic onset is usually rapid, with degenerative tears this may happen very slowly. Meniscus injury is often accompanied by a tear of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) inside the knee. This commonly occurs in sports when jumping, pivoting or decelerating. Symptoms are much the same as meniscus injury.

The medial collateral ligament(MCL) on the inside of the knee is also vulnerable to injury. Again often in conjunction with meniscus and ACL injury. All three of these structures can suffer damaged isolated as well as together.

Patella tendinopathy, patellofemoral pain and fat pad impingement can all cause pain over the front of the knee. Pain caused by damage to the patella tendon (Patella tendinopathy) is usually felt just under the knee cap (Patella). There may be slight tenderness over this area. It can be aggravated by squatting and climbing stairs. Swelling is rare but the tendon can become thick.

Patellofemoral pain is caused by altered movement of the patella over the femur (thigh bone) it is common amongst runners, pain is vague and there may be slight swelling. ‘Creaking’ and ‘clunking’ in the knee is often reported. This is often associated with abnormalities of biomechanics so it is important to address these factors.

Fat pad impingement is associated with repeated extension of the knee, pain can be very acute. There is usually tenderness just under the patella and it may appear ‘puffy’.

Knee Joint

Iliotibial band (ITB) friction syndrome (ITBFS) effects the outer part of the knee, it is caused by friction between the ITB and the femur often reffered to as ‘runners knee’. An ache will be felt over the outer part of the knee which will be aggravated by running, longer or downhill runs tend to aggravate the pain more. There is usually localised tenderness over the area alongside trigger points in the TFL and gluts. Abnormalities in biomechanics are strongly associated with ITBFS so it is important that the practitioner performs a gait analysis.

Your Osteopath will take a detailed case history and use a variety of clinical tests to diagnose which structures are damaged, then treat and manage appropriately using a combination of manual therapy, advice and exercise rehabilitation.

Tali Rayner M.Ost

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.

 

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

 

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

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

Appointments:

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

Osteopathy for Foot Pain – SW11 Osteopath

Osteopathy for Foot Pain

thigh pain

Pain can occur in the foot and ankles for a number of reasons.

The foot and ankle is made up of a number of small bones interconnected by ligaments, muscles and fascia all working together to give the strength, stability and flexibility the foot and ankle needs to function properly.
Common conditions of the foot, ankle and areas which can give rise to pain include:

Acquired flat foot – when the inner side of the foot or inner arch flattens. The foot may roll over to the inner side (known as over-pronation). It is often apparent if the heels of shoes wear out quickly and unevenly. Over-pronation can damage your ankle joint and achilles tendon (the tendon at the back of your ankle) and can also cause shin pain. Symptoms can include, pain, swelling, change in foot shape and knee pain or swelling.

Plantar fasciitis –is pain and inflammation in the plantar fascia – the tough fibrous band of tissue that supports the arches of the foot and runs under the small bones from the underside of the heel and sole towards the toes, Often, people who have plantar fasciitis describe it as a sharp pain, most often under the heel or instep of the foot. It tends to be made worse by standing for long periods of time in poor footwear. Sufferers commonly mention that it is worse when standing after being off their feet for a long time, and it can hurt more putting the foot on the floor first thing in the morning. The sole of the foot can occasionally feel a little numb, tingly or swell slightly. In some cases of plantar fasciitis, a small spur of bone can grow where the plantar fascia attaches and pulls on the heel which can cause a sharp pain.

Achilles pain –The Achilles tendon is formed by the tendon of the two calf muscles, the gastrocnemius and soleus coming together and attaching onto the bone at the back of the heel called the calcaneus) Pain, inflammation or tendonitis in the Achilles can cause pain and tightness in this area.

Sprained ankle. Typically the result of a sudden twisting or “going over” on the ankle joint and more commonly it is the ligaments on the outside of the ankle that are strained. Typical symptoms are swelling, bruising, pain and instability of the ankle. Sometimes an x-ray is required to rule out any fracture. Rest, ice, elevation and compression are often advisable in the first 24 to 48 hours.

Osteopathy for Foot Pain

How can an osteopath help with foot and ankle pain?

  • Depending on the diagnosis and your age and fitness we can use a variety of gentle massage and manipulative techniques to increase the mobility of the joints and the flexibility of the muscles in the foot.
  • We will often look at muscles and joints in the lower limb, the knee, hip and lower back and may treat any joint restrictions and muscle tightness we find there. Often improving the movement in the joints of the lower will help the foot and ankle function better.
  • We may offer specific balancing, strengthening or loosening exercises
  • We may offer advice on strapping and brace supports, footwear and any lifestyle factors that might be hindering healing. We may refer you to a podiatrist for their opinion and specialist foot supports
  • X-rays, scans or other tests may be required to make a diagnosis  and we may refer you to your  GP for any additional  investigations and treatment  such as advice on pain killers and anti-inflammatory medications

 

Useful links

Osteopathic Sports Care Association
Arthritis Research UK

To book an appointment visit www.ltosteo.co.uk or email info@ltosteo.co.uk for more information. 

Appointments are available on: 

Tuesday evenings 5-9pm 

Wednesday evenings 5-9pm 

Thursday mornings 8-1pm

Friday mornings 7-11am 

Occasionally saturday appointments are available. 

 

Louisa Henderson BA (Hons) MOst MSCC

Louisa 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 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?

headaches

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.

Plagiocephaly – How an Osteopath Can Help

back of baby headPLAGIOCEPHALY

In the first few weeks of life many babies develop a flattening through part of their head. The most common cases are medically termed plagiocephaly (flattening on one side of the head) or brachycephaly (both sides). In most cases this is completely normal and will improve over time.

There are many causes of flattening which your osteopath will be able to diagnose:

  • Positional flattening (which is the most common cause)
  • Factors in the womb including multiple pregnancies or low amniotic fluid levels (oligohydramnios)
  • Prematurity
  • Muscle conditions
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Torticollis

The flattening can worsen if there are tensions in the neck which prevent your baby from comfortably turning his/her head both ways. Tensions occur for a variety of reasons which the osteopath can explain to you.  Treatment may help improve the movement of the neck and head and your osteopath can also advise you on exercises and counter-positioning, which has been shown to reduce the flattening shown at one year of age (Bialocerkowski et al, 2008).

If the flattening is due to something other than tensions in the neck your osteopath will be able to refer you accordingly.

 

Reference: Bialocerkowski, A. 2008. Physiotherapy reduces the risk of deformational plagiocephaly in infants who have a preferred head position when lying supine. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy. Vol. 54 Issue 4 pp. 283.

Jacqueline Shergold MHS B.Sc is our Paediatric Osteopath

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: Wednesday home visits and Friday 12-4pm at Fresh Ground. 

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

Pregnancy Osteopathy

Pregnancy Osteopathy

BABIES, BUMPS AND BEYOND

Book your appointment to get expert advice and discuss how osteopathy can help with any concerns.

BUMPS:
*Pregnancy related aches and pains resulting from the physical demands of changes to your body during this period
*Preparing the pelvis for birth
BABIES:
*Post-birth check-up especially in cases of a difficult labour, instrumental delivery, and where lasting moulding from the birth persists
*Postural alignments and head flattening
*Feeding and digestive issues such as reflux, constipation
*Unsettled and irritable behaviour for long periods
*Difficulty settling and staying asleep
BEYOND:
*Post-partum check-ups, to aid the mother’s recovery, especially important after a difficult birth
*Postural pain from carrying an ever-growing baby and from feeding

Jacqueline Shergold MHS B.Sc is our Paediatric Osteopath

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: Jacqueline offers home visits on Wednesdays and clinic appointments on Fridays 12-4pm. 

Appointments:

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

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

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