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Osteopathy

Osteopathy specialises in the diagnosis, management, treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal and other related disorders.  Osteopathy takes the form of manual therapy that can have beneficial effects for a variety of muscle and joint conditions.

Our priority is to make you feel at ease during your visit to our clinic. We will diagnose your problem and explain it fully to you in a language you will understand. Successful osteopathic treatment requires a view of the mechanics of the body as a whole, not just a focus on the particular area of pain, such as the spine. This holistic view necessitates the full involvement of the patient: in diagnosis, treatment and recovery.

Osteopaths spend four to five years training to understand the relationship between the body’s organs, joints and muscles and are experienced in treating disorders of the musculoskeletal structures throughout the whole body. Osteopathy is a person centred approach that strives to provide the optimum conditions for health by working with your body’s own healing mechanisms to achieve results. Osteopaths see people of all ages, including pregnant women, elite athletes, & babies.

The health risks associated with having osteopathic treatment are extremely low, if you have any concerns about the safety of your treatment your osteopath will be happy to discuss these with you.

At New Malden Osteopaths all of our osteopaths are registered with the General Osteopathic Council.

The skills learnt through years of training and continuing professional development enable our Osteopaths to correctly diagnose your problem and then, armed with an array of physical techniques, postural advice, and an after treatment exercise & management plan we hope to set you on the road to recovery as soon as possible.

It is important to us that you feel understood and that we have explained our treatment plan clearly to you as we believe that you will more quickly improve with this approach.

We try to make sure that visiting our practice is a pleasant experience, where you will be made to feel very welcome and comfortable, and we will never keep you coming back unnecessarily.

LISA’S TIPS FOR A HEALTHIER BACK

  • Try to move about every 15-20 mins to stop your muscles from seizing up.
  • Watch out for really deep sofas; the ones that are so soft that you disappear.
  • If you have a bad back try to sit with your bottom higher than your knees and with your back supported. Remember, even when sitting your back muscles are keeping you upright.
  • After a long day, if your back twinges, use an ice pack and a hot water bottle alternately for 5 minutes each.  Repeat after an hour if needed.  It may save you a trip to see us!