Dulwich Therapy Rooms

47 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich London SE22 8EP Clinic Reception: 020 8299 4232

Integrated Health Centre

Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a safe, gentle and effective approach using hands-on techniques to diagnose and treat a wide range of health problems, aiming to relieve pain, discomfort and immobility.

The osteopathic philosophy is to treat the person as a whole, not just the specific symptoms. By improving the function of the whole body, osteopathy helps to stimulate the body’s own self-healing / self-regulating processes, aiding a return to health.

Its emphasis is on the interrelationship of the body’s structure – such as muscles, bones, joints, nerves etc – and its function – such as breathing, circulation, digestion, metabolism etc. It is widely used throughout the world and recognised as one of the most effective complementary therapies with an expanding base of scientifically validated research.

During a consultation the osteopath will take a thorough case history and carry out physical examinations, test results and scans will also be taken into account. An osteopath may use orthopaedic, neurological and other system examinations to help assess and diagnose each patient, and if necessary, refer to other health care providers as required. They will observe your posture and ask you to perform some simple movements to help assess how your body is functioning and why you are experiencing your symptoms. Your past medical history, occupation, exercise regime, and any other factors which may be affecting your overall wellbeing, are also taken into consideration.