Osteopathy in London, close to London Bridge, Waterloo and Southwark. Osteopaths are dedicated to prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries. We promote health! Appointments at our London Bridge practice will provide you with the rules and tools, to experience vibrant health and wellness, actively working towards a healthier lifestyle.
We have both male and female osteopaths and now offer Dry Needling Acupuncture.
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We Eliminate Pain Without Surgery or Medication
Specialist Treatment in:
- Joint Pain
- Muscular Aches
- Strains & Pulls
- Neck Pain
- Upper & Low Back Pain
- Stiffness & Tension
- Shoulder Problems
Mon - Fri 07.00 - 19.00
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- Reflux or Regurgitation of feed
- Colic or Excessive crying
- Feeding or suckling difficulties
- Sleep disturbances
- Recurrent infections
- Posture related problems
- Growing pains or aches
- Sport injuries
- Anxiety or school stress
We treat patients from all areas of London: London Bridge, Borough, City of London
Our HQ is located: Cottons Centre (Fitness First), Tooley Street, London Bridge, London, SE1 2QN.
Differences between Osteopathy, Physiotherapy & Chiropractic
Though there are many similarities between osteopathy, physiotherapy and chiropractic, the three professions originate from very different roots, with osteopathy and chiropractic being more similar. The greatest difference today is found in the ideology and training. In private practice the three professions the same problems, all equally as successfull, with a slightly different treatment approach.
The Differences between Osteopaths, Physiotherapy & Chiropractic
Osteopaths view the body as a unique, interconnected, self-healing system. We focus on correcting disturbances within this system, whether caused muscle weakness, imbalances, tension, restricted joint movements, poor posture or working practices. Each body is viewed as being unique, and treatment is tailored to the individual not the symptoms. Diagnosis and treatment is around 90% ‘hands-on’, as we have referral networks for MRI and X-ray if required. Techniques employed by our osteopaths are soft tissue techniques including massage and passive joint movements, where the osteopath initiates and controls the movement. We also use thrust techniques (manipulation), often referred to by patients as ‘clicking’. Theories on this suggest there being a release of a slight vacuum built up between two surfaces of a joint. We may also use ultrasound, western acupuncture, and in many cases exercises, stretching, lifestyle and postural advice.
Chiropractic is a profession that is best known for manipulation of joints. However, there are other skills chiropractors utilise in the care of patients. X-rays are commonly taken by the chiropractors themselves, but these aren't always necessary in some cases. They also focus on correcting disturbances within the body, but relate this to spinal function and its alignment.
Physiotherapists concentrate on restoring function and performance to the problem area. As physiotherapy has been an intrinsic part the NHS for many years, the availability of funding has driven research and enabled studies leading to the development of ‘treatment protocols’ for the treatment of specific problems. Physiotherapy diagnosis and treatment is less ‘hands-on’ (around 50%) as more focus is given to observing movement and correcting technique.