Osteopathy, Acupuncture , Hypnotherapy, NLP, Colon Hydrotherapy, Cranial Osteopathy
South London Thornton Heath, Norbury, Croydon, Streatham, South Norwood
Therapies available: Western Medical Acupuncture, Osteopathy for adults and children, Cranial Osteopathy, Colon Hydrotherapy, Clinical Hypnotherapy. Neuro Linguistic Programming.
When possible, our priority is to get you better with the minimum number of treatments, by applying a wealth of knowledge and experience.
If, for instance, you are experiencing persistent low back pain after sitting in front of a computer all day, then assessment of the spine and posture helps to identify the cause.
Office furniture can affect the way you move or not move. Taking small breaks away from the desk and stretching can prevent a situation from becoming chronic. We use a prescription exercise with a link to You Tube to help you back to normal.
Strictly speaking, Osteopaths do not treat specific conditions. We treat the person by assessing the body structure and related parts to find the cause, and when possible, regain your movements and be free of pain. If for example, you have been diagnosed with a frozen shoulder, it means you can't lift your arm freely above chest level or eye level. You are having difficulty dressing or combing your hair.
Osteopathic assessment looks not just at the shoulder joint but, other associated structures, such as the neck, because the nerves to the shoulder and arm come from the neck. The thoracic spine is examined because there are links to the shoulder through the shoulder blade; muscles from the upper back, the so called rotator cuff comes from the back to attach to the humerus or arm bone.
It is interesting to note that thirteen muscles attach to the upper arm bone, and any movement increased or decreased is going to affect the way the shoulder moves and functions. In front, the collar bone, a breast bone, also links to the shoulder through muscles and ligaments.
Far away parts of the body can affect how the shoulder moves and functions. For example, a difference in leg length results in a short leg, (often seen after hip or knee replacements). When looking in front of a mirror, one shoulder level appears higher. If found, we aim to balance the short or long leg to help the shoulder. So, a frozen shoulder usually presents with its own peculiarities, and we do our best to help.
This analogy can be applied to any joint or part of the body, and that is the difference between seeing just the shoulder or the bigger picture.
If you have the following, we can assess, and if indicated treat:
Natural Solutions Practice is located in Thornton Heath, Croydon. The practice has been established for twenty nine years. It is within easy access from neighbouring areas, such as South West London, Norbury, Streatham, Selhurst, Crystal Palace, South Norwood, West Norwood and Croydon. The practice is owned by registered Osteopath and Naturopath Salome Olivia. Read more about her here.
Telephone 0208 684 3888
Mobile: 079 664 537 96
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