Osteopathy

Osteopaths are best known for helping to treat neck pain, back ache, injuries and other musculoskeletal problems. Using a combination of hands-on therapy, exercise and advice, an osteopath looks at you as a whole person to determine the best way to treat your individual condition.

Osteopathy is a discrete medical speciality, which focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal problems.  A detailed knowledge of the structure and function of the body enables the osteopath to not only diagnose but also identify any underlying causes of injury or mechanical stress. 

From posture problems to underlying health conditions, sports injuries to desk work, we can help you to understand the impact your daily life has on your body, and how you can improve your symptoms beyond your treatment. At our Pimlico clinic, all our practitioners share the belief that you are the best expert on your body, so we’ll listen to your concerns, problems, and ask questions so that we can get as good an understanding as we can.

 

female osteopath manipulating a back
Physical therapy clinic

As osteopaths are independent primary healthcare practitioners, they’re trained to make their own diagnoses and decide the best course of treatment for your problem. At Pimlico Osteopathy, each session will include a bespoke treatment to meet your needs on the day. This can range from very gentle release (like fascial release) through massage and articulation, to exercise prescription and HVT (joint mobilisation).

Osteopaths can also be trained in other therapies which they will incorporate where needed, like dry needling, visceral manipulation and guided mindfulness.

Structural osteopathy looks at the impact of musculoskeletal problems like injuries or tension in the muscles, joints, nerves and tendons, and evaluates how they might be affecting wellbeing as a whole. Through analysis and manipulation, your osteopath will seek to treat the root cause of the problem, as well as ease the presenting symptoms, with the aim of reducing the likelihood of recurrence.

The title “Osteopath” is legally protected (like Dentist or Doctor) and only awarded to practitioners who have completed a degree at one of the certified osteopathic education institutions, so you can rest assured you’re getting treatment from an appropriately trained professional.

Osteopaths are regulated by the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC).

Female osteopath taking notes

Meet the team

Duncan Webster - Clinic director
Tania Mattock - pregnancy massage therapist London
Tania Mattock - Osteopath
Joel Hamilton
Jeanne Capdeville
Ron Bishop
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