There are a number or reasons for hip pain some of which can be helped by visiting an osteopath.
Pain can come from a tight, strained or overused muscle in the hip or from the joint itself. Pain in the hip can sometimes be the result of an injury, it can be referred from the back or related to the way you move, stand and/or use your hip.
Pain from osteoarthritis or wear and tear in the hip joint is also common. Osteopaths can’t cure the arthritis and it depends on the severity of the wear and tear but treatment and advice from an osteopath can often help ease the symptoms. Osteopaths can look at the patient as a whole, assess the way the hip moves, strengthen and stretch the muscles, gently massage the hip muscles and stretch the hip joint to reduce tension and improve the mobility of the joint and work on the secondary problems like backache.
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.
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.”
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.”
She graduated with a Masters Degree from The British School of Osteopathy and then completed training inPaediatric 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 Putney, 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.
Laura is a registered practitioner for most Private Health Insurance providers.
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.”
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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.”
I had had problems with my knees for 12 years and Laura helped me find the cause. After a few sessions and some exercises for my ankles and hips the difference was amazing. I can happily say that I no longer feel any pain.”