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Osteopathy in Fulham

Osteopaths are trained in therapeutic approaches that are suitable for a broad range of individuals, including pregnant women, children and babies. Osteopathic care is delivered through a range of interventions which may include onward referral, health management advice, manual therapy, exercise therapy and others. Osteopaths adapt their therapeutic approach depending on the individual needs of the patient and their presenting complaint. Manual therapy techniques employed may include articulation and manipulation of joints and soft tissues. CLICK ON OSTEOPATHIC PRINCIPLES Osteopaths have been regulated by statute since 1993 by the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) and may refer to conditions for which medical supervision should be sought if they hold convincing evidence of the efficacy of their treatments. CLICK ON IT TO SEE WHAT OSTEOPATHY CAN TREAT

Our care is delivered via a range of interventions which may include onward referral to a specialist, health management, advice and exercise prescriptions. It means we do not just provide excellent manual therapy but we also look after our patients by referring them to specialist, or for health maintenance, advice and exercise. WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR FIRST VISIT

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Meet our Osteopaths based in Fulham Broadway
Pregnancy

Pregnancy can be a wonderful time – one when your body undergoes many natural changes to accommodate a growing new life. A woman’s body changes during pregnancy. Those changes include the softening of ligaments, weight increase and changes to posture. That can lead to additional pressure on joints in various parts of the body, including the spine or pelvis can cause discomfort, back and pelvis pain. Other discomforts such as nausea and digestive issues can interfere with what should be a happy and exciting time. Osteopathy may help relieve the stresses and strains on your body during pregnancy and after birth by using gentle hands-on techniques to ease those aches and pains, and advice on how to maintain a strong and healthy body, both before and after the birth delivery by engaging with local health visitors and midwives. We are trained to screen for medical conditions and will tell you if you need to see another health professional such as your doctor or midwife. We do work alongside lactation consultants to give postural advice related to breastfeeding (See our Dr Silvia Pierini in House)

Babies & Toddlers

Osteopathic care can also help your baby or child grow up healthy and happy. We are qualified to work with babies and children. Babies’ skeletons are softer than an adult’s and we will therefore use gentler techniques such as cranial osteopathy when treating babies. Osteopathy is a gentle treatment suitable for children and babies which could help soothe and relax your baby. Osteopathic techniques are suitable for children at all stages of development; I will assess your child to see what might help. Cranial techniques are safe, gentle, and non-manipulative. They are often used when treating young children and newborn infants.

Our osteopathic services will work with baby and child through all stages of their treatment plans via continuous communication and in-depth examinations in a relaxing and soothing atmosphere, ensuring parents and children are all happy every step of the way.

Sports

A solid Sports background backed up by appropriate knowledge and years of experience leads us to a in depth understanding of the nature of an injury in all its aspects. A patient/athlete-centered global approach is our key to succeed for aiming to enhance your performance, in turn to a proper and effective rehabilitation.

Our osteopathic and massage techniques are precise and well adapted to boost a faster and long-lasting recovery, or in some cases, to keep high performance! Our therapy includes the use of Physio taping, bespoke exercise program, and referral to imaging scan if required or specialist referral.

Baby Massage Course

Infants who experience regular massage see enhanced motor development and reduced cortisol. It is especially helpful for children who require additional support, including babies born premature, babies born addicted, and HIV+ babies. Infant massage increases caregiver bonding, whether a mother, father, foster parent, or another adult is providing massage. These benefits seem to increase parent confidence and may even benefit mothers with postpartum depression. Including infant massage in an evening routine increases melatonin for the child, improving the sleep cycle. It can be especially helpful for children experiencing sleep delays, making nights less stressful for parents and children alike.

Meet the Teacher based in Fulham

Paediatric / Breastfeeding Consultation. Expertise in Fulham, London

Our Paediatric consultation is a common medical process that involves the assessment and diagnosis of conditions affecting children and, to a certain extent, teens, as well as the management of the overall health and wellness of the patients through certain preventative measures.

The intensive training, however, is incredibly necessary since children as patients are different from the adults. Since their physiology varies, their medical needs and the conditions that commonly affect them may not be seen in adults. For instance, congenital deformities are more common in pediatrics than in internal medicine.

Further, as childhood is a critical stage, our pediatrician closely monitors the growth and development of their patients, which would mean strict regular visits.

The psychology of children also varies from that of the adults. Children often don’t have a deep grasp of pain and illness. Many also don’t know how to express their symptoms, and the lack of understanding often forces them to throw tantrums or withdraw themselves from others. Our Pediatrician has the skill to establish a good relationship not only with the parents but also with the children, aside from in-depth medical knowledge and expertise.

Meet our Paediatrician based in Fulham Broadway

Massage, your Manual Therapist in Fulham

Touch is the first sense to develop and the primary means of proving love to a person.

The skin is the largest sensory organ in our body and it is also a huge sensor packed with nerves for keeping the brain in touch with the outside world.

Meet our Therapists
Relaxing

Every massage can be tailored to suit your individual needs and will focus on nurturing and calming the body and mind. It can be great for those who have had a hard working week, are in need of some quick stress relief, or for those who just deserve a pamper.

Pregnancy

Massage therapy can be a wonderful complementary choice for pre-natal care, and can also relieve many of the normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy, such as backache, a stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches and edema (or swelling).

Pregnancy massage can also reduce stress on weight-bearing joints, encourage blood and lymph circulation, relax nervous tension for better sleep, and help relieve depression or anxiety triggered by hormonal changes.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a type of massage that encourages the natural drainage of the lymph, which carries waste products away from the tissues back toward the heart. The lymph system depends on intrinsic contractions of the smooth muscle cells in the walls of lymph vessels (peristalsis) and the movement of skeletal muscles to propel lymph through the vessels to lymph nodes and then to the lymph ducts which return lymph to the cardiovascular system. Manual lymph drainage uses a specific amount of pressure (less than 9 ounces per square inch or about 4 kPa) and rhythmic circular movements to stimulate lymph flow.

1-to-1 PILATES

Emma Ählström Pilates Teacher & Wellness Coach

Emma is a Body Control Pilates teacher specializing in helping women build a stronger and healthier body. She works mainly on a one-to-one basis with her clients and has a lot of experience in working with post-natal women, helping them to re-gain their strength & fitness following pregnancy & childbirth. She uses a variety of small equipment in her sessions such as bands, soft balls and weights; her workouts will challenge you whilst being kind on your body.

Emma is also a trained Wellness & Nutrition Coach with a strong belief in the connection between the body and mind. She believes that the state of our mind affects how we feel and perform physically and similarly; feeling physically fit & strong has a positive impact on our mental health. Therefore, Emma will always take into account your emotional wellbeing, stress levels etc. when creating an exercise program.

Pilates sessions with Emma are also suitable for anyone suffering from neck & back pain.

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