What is Osteopathy ?

Osteopathy is a holistic therapeutic approach where Health, considered as the natural state of the human body, takes precedence over illness. Dr. Andrew Taylor-Still, father of Osteopathy, was one of the first to understand that the balance between the various structures of the body is fundamental to the concept of Health and that a functioning body at optimal capacity is less likely to be affected by Disease.

The fields of application of Osteopathy are varied and it can help with a variety of conditions such as sciatica, cruralgia, lumbago, neck and pelvic pain, tendonitis, neuralgia, mechanical consequences of trauma such as false movements and traffic accidents, muscle tension and joint stiffness, minor sports and soft tissue injuries as well as articular, disc and degenerative pathologies of osteoarthritis type. It can also be useful in the treatment of poor posture and work related disorders such as repetitive strain injuries or persistent headaches and be beneficial to women during their pregnancy.

Cranial osteopathy is particularly recommended for the treatment of children, the elderly and anyone who responds better to a milder treatment and in cases of chronic neck and back pain as well as stress and tension related problems. As for visceral techniques, they encourage the normal mobility, tone and motion of the organs and their connective tissues, potentially improving their function.

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    Below are 5 reasons why yearly check-ups with an osteopath are a good idea


    We think nothing of spending money on personal grooming and clothes but when it comes to our health many of us struggle with the idea of paying out to see an osteopath especially if we feel well. But the truth is a regular treatment ONCE every 3-6 months could work out far cheaper in the long run by nipping a serious problem – that may require four or five visits – in the bud.


    It’s easy to ignore those niggly aches and pains but make today about prevention and detection, not reaction. You might not realise it but over time your body goes through the mill. Office workers hunched over a computer may struggle with bad necks and backs.


    We all know how long it can take to get a GP appointment but being bone experts osteopaths are ideally placed to identify osteoporosis – thinning of the bones. Often dubbed the Silent Killer because the early stages of the disease are difficult to detect and diagnose, it largely affects the elderly and women who have gone through menopause and happens when the body fails to replace old bone with new and the skeleton becomes brittle and weak. 


    Many of us make a plan to get fit and throw ourselves into a new routine. However, we forget that training our body – especially when we haven’t exercised for a long time – puts it under intense pressure.

    Everything is affected – muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments are being moved about all over the place and more often than not we end up sore and in pain. This is natural and it’s important to listen to your body and rest. However, if pain persists, your body may be out of alignment. A check up with an osteopath once every six months to a year can help.


    How often are you run ragged by the demands of others? How often do you neglect your health and push your needs to bottom of the pile? The trouble if you don’t look after yourself you’ll not be fit to look after anyone. Why not book an appointment with an osteopath and make it part of an entire day devoted to your wellbeing? It could be just the thing to set you up mentally and physically for the week ahead.

    We treat people of all ages, from babies to the elderly and everyone in between including pregnant women and elite athletes.

    Private Osteopath care London

    Osteopath Fees

    • First Consultation
    • Follow-up Consultation

    Booking info:
    A prepayment of £70 will be asked at the moment you book the appointment, the remaining will need to be settled on the day of your consultation

    Cancellation Policy:
    More than 72h before the consultation: Fully refunded
    In between 72h & 48h: £70 prepayment will be kept
    Less than 48h: Consultation fully charged