Ismet takes real care of her patients, explains how to better take care of our spine and helps to manage pain levels. I always leave the treatment feeling lighter and happier!
What can Osteopathy do?
Our osteopathy clinic in Docklands, Canary Wharf E14 is well-established and offers the highest standards of service and effective treatments for drug free pain relief.
Our osteopathy specialists can help with back pain, neck pain, sciatica and trapped nerves, muscle and joint pain, frozen shoulders, arthritic pain and stiffness, infantile colic to name just a few conditions that our osteopaths have helped with in the past few months.
It is the most frequently used complimentary therapy and was the first to gain statutory recognition so you know you are in safe hands; we aim to improve your health and well-being, relieving pain and stiffness so that you can get back to enjoying life!
How does osteopathy work?
Osteopaths correct and restore proper function to your spine, joints, muscles, and blood circulation so your body can heal itself – naturally! Tension in the body caused by tight muscles or joints can starve organs and tissues of blood. They also interfere with the drainage of waste products so there is a build up of toxins. Also misaligned vertebrae (spinal bones) can irritate or compress nerves which carry vital information to and from your brain. A common interference to the nervous system is the 24 moving bones of the spinal column. A loss of normal motion or position of these bones can irritate or impair the function of the nervous system. This can disrupt the transmission of controlling nerve impulses. When under the proper control of your nervous and circulatory system all your tissues and organs are designed to resist disease and ill health. Since the primary focus of your care is to restore normal flow of blood and improved nervous system function, osteopathy can have a positive effect on many health conditions not normally thought of as “back” problems. Specific spinal adjustments, soft tissue techniques, massage, cranial and other gentle techniques can improve joint mobility decrease muscle spasm, reduce nerve interference and improve circulation increasing your health!
What is osteopathic manipulative therapy “OMT?”
The adjusting techniques are applied using the hands. Some are quick while others require a slow constant pressure.
After years of training and clinical experience, each osteopath becomes highly skilled in a variety of techniques to adjust your body.
What makes the sound during an adjustment?
Lubricating fluids separate the bones of each spinal joint. A British research team have revealed that the sound you hear results from gas rushing in to fill a partial vacuum when the joint are slightly separated.
Are all patients adjusted the same way?
No. The osteopath evaluates each patient’s unique problem and develops an individual custom tailored care programme. This is based on years of training, experience, patient’s age and health goals.
Is osteopathy safe?
Yes! That’s because it’s delivered by a registered Practioner and risk factors are identified before any treatment is given!
Osteopathy has been proven to be remarkably safe, much safer than taking painkillers or surgery. The Royal College of General Practitioners issued guidelines for GP’s, which recommends manipulation (as performed by Osteopaths), for the relief of acute low back pain.
Your osteopath will explain possible risks of treatment and discuss any concerns you may have prior to commencing with treatment.
Your First Consultation – What To Expect
We can offer you a fast and efficient emergency treatment at our London based Osteopathy clinic. As with most medical conditions, early diagnosis is vital in achieving a speedy cost effective recovery as delays in diagnosis of many conditions can impede recovery by weeks. Many of the conditions that we treat can be found on our Conditions page. Your emergency appointment may take 45 minutes, at the end of which, we will advise you about further treatment if necessary.
You will have a private consultation where the osteopath will spend time taking a thorough medical history. All your details will be handled with the strictest confidentiality. This gives the Osteopath a background about your health, such as surgeries, accidents, the onset of your condition, and other details affecting your current health.
A thorough orthopaedic, neurological, and osteopathic examination is performed. Based on the findings, the Osteopath will decide whether any additional investigations are necessary before treatment can begin, such as X-rays, MRI, CT scans and urine or blood tests. In some cases it may also be necessary to contact your GP.
After reviewing all the information the Osteopath will use only the techniques appropriate to your condition. Manual techniques where the Osteopath uses their hands, such as specific spinal adjustments, soft tissue techniques, massage, cranial and other gentle techniques can decrease pain, improve joint mobility, decrease muscle spasm, reduce nerve interference and improve circulation increasing your health. After treatment, many patients report increased general wellbeing -not just improvement with the problem that made them turn to osteopathy in the first place.
Report of Findings
After reviewing all the information the Osteopath will provide you with a confidential written report and answer the most important questions:
- What is the cause of your symptoms
- What can be done about it
- How long it will take
- How much treatment is required
- How much will it cost
A treatment plan will be tailored to suit your specific needs and any questions or concerns you may have will be answered. Progress is monitored with periodic examinations and follow-up reports.
The Osteopath will explain how bad posture and spinal decay have contributed to your pain. You may be given specific exercises to do at home and other advice regarding ice and heat as well as advice on ergonomics in you work place and better posture.
Most medical insurance will cover Osteopathy but we do ask that you initially settle your account with the Practice at the time of your appointment and then claim from your insurers. We accept cash or cheques, but do not have credit/switch card facilities.