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Want to know whats is the difference between physio & osteopathy?

What’s difference between an Osteopath and Physio SE16

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There are many similarities between Physiotherapy (Physio) and Osteopathy, the two professions originated from quite different roots, therefore the greatest difference today is found in the training and ideology, they treat pretty much the same problems but we feel Osteopathy can be a better way of helping.

Osteopaths view the body as a unique, interconnected, self-healing system. Osteopathic treatment focuses on correcting disturbances with this system, whether caused (by among many things) muscle weakness, imbalance, tension, restricted joint movements, poor posture etc. Each person is unique so the treatment is tailored to the individual not the necessarily just the symptom(s).

Our clinics are based in Canada Water SE16, Wapping E1W & Startford E15.

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★★★★★ You have a wonderful team of very talented osteopath therapists! It”s always a pleasure to come over to bodytonic clinic!!! ;D

A Lugoboni, Rotherhithe, London, SE16
Rose Parker - Osteopath massage therapist - bodytonic clinic SE16 E14 E15 E1W Canada Water

★★★★★ Rose is an amazing therapist & osteopath with an effective technique and an added sense of humour.

E Ferrell, Deptford, London SE8
Graham Flower -Osteopath massage therapist - bodytonic clinic SE16 E14 E15 E1W Canada Water

★★★★★ Perfect treatments, even better than my Physio! Exercises provided really helped me understand how to apply my physiotherapist exercises to get the best outcome. Happy to say pain free!

P Simons, Canada Water SE16
Matt Glithero - Osteopath Pilates Instructor - bodytonic clinic SE16 E14 E15 E1W Canada Water

★★★★★ Everytime I visit bodytonic clinic the service is lovely and Matt always makes me feel so much better. Thank you!!!

N Patel, Lower Road, Surrey Quays, London SE16
Hannah Garnham - Osteopath massage therapist - bodytonic clinic SE16 E14 E15 E1W Canada Water

★★★★★ Hannah treats exactly like my physiotherapist, which is great. She’s a great osteopath and would recommend her to everyone.

H Sutcliffe, Surrey Quays, SE16

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What can treat

Using only their hands, Osteopaths diagnose and cure the problems along with the root cause. For making this happen, they use highly developed sensitivity of touch. This helps them locate problem areas of the body. They use a number of techniques.

Osteopathy enhances efficiency of a human body. We understand that musculo-skeletal system maintains the health of respiratory and digestive systems. And we take it very seriously.

Inclusive of a bunch of awesome techniques, our Osteopathic treatment can help you with the following:

  • Muscle strains, cramp, spasm & ligamentous sprains
  • Elbow, wrist & hand pain including tennis elbow
  • Neck & shoulder pain including frozen shoulder
  • Nerve pain (e.g Sciatica)
  • Degenerative conditions including osteoarthritis
  • Postural problems including facet joint irritation
  • Sporting injuries
  • Hip, knee, foot pain
  • Back and low back pain
  • Joint pain
  • Pregnancy related symptoms
  • Post-surgery rehabilitation
  • Tendonitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Inability to relax
  • Stress
  • Rheumatic pain
  • Muscular discomfort
  • Circulatory problems
  • Headaches & migraines
  • Digestive problems
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If you’re unfortunate enough to be suffering with pain, one of our dedicated and professional osteopaths at bodytonic clinic can help.

By gently manipulating joints, stretching and massage, osteopathy can help rebalance your body. Osteopathy focuses on the whole body; skeleton, joints, muscles and soft tissue. Osteopathy is an effective health care system which focuses mainly on the musculo-skeletal system. This includes muscles, joints, ligaments and connective tissues and the way they inter-relates with the body as a whole. Osteopathy recognises the importance of the link between the structure of the human body and the way it functions.

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Shoulder, Neck pain & Stress

Neck Pain

Neck pain is something that gets hold of almost everyone at least once in their life. What’s worse is that in most cases it isn’t because of a medical problem.

It just occurs with no specific reason. Often referred as a ‘mechanical’ or ‘simple’ neck pain, its symptoms are:

  • Minor strains and sprains to muscles
  • Ligaments in the neck
  • Bad posture may be a contributing factor

***Basically, if you spend a lot of time working in a desk posture everyday, it could be a reason***

Shoulder Pain

  • Poor posture and frozen shoulder – it’s generally painful and reduces normal movement of the joint. It might also prevent any sort of movement in the shoulder altogether.
  • Shoulder instability – The term for this is Hypermobility. In this condition the shoulder becomes unstable and has an unusually large range of movement.
  • Rotator cuff disorders – the rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint and help to keep it stable.
    Acromioclavicular joint disorders – It is the osteoarthritis in the shoulder joints. These conditions affect the Acromioclavicular joint. This joint is the top of the shoulder.
  • A broken (fractured) bone – It’s a simple normal fracture.

Stress

It might surprise you but tension in muscles causes tension in emotions. It’s a fact.
Pains around neck, head and jaw cause mental stress by irritating nerves and upsetting blood flow.

Osteopathy Treatments

*Your FREE Discovery Consultation – what to expect

We have a proficient team of registered professional osteopaths. One of them will take care of you. From figuring out the needed treatment to carrying out the treatment, our professional will do it all for you.

To start with, you will get a 15 minute FREE consultation. The purpose of this would be to help you discover the problems. Once you know those you can immediately move ahead with the treatment.

And if in case you are not satisfied with the FREE consultation, that is okay! You’ll not be charged for this.

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£6045 minutes

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Sciatica nerve

Talking about the definition, Sciatica refers to the compression or irritation of the ‘sciatic nerve’, i.e., the group of nerves exiting the spine at the lower back. These nerves control muscles of the back of knee and lower leg.

Also, these provide sensations to the back of the thigh. part a part of the lower leg and foot-sole too. It is also the longest nerve of any human body.

What are the Symptoms of Sciatica?

It generally starts with a mild tingling, dull ache, or a burning sensation. Initially, pain grows at a slower rate, but if not taken care, it can get much worse:

  • After standing
  • After sitting
    At night
  • When sneezing
  • Coughing
  • Laughing
  • Bending backward
  • Walking more than a feet

Any sort of compression in the sciatic nerve causes pain travelling from your lower back to the leg and to the calf beyond that.

This pain is generally experienced on one side. There are some cases in which the patients go-through severe pain in a part of the leg or hip. Apart from that, this pain along with a numbness can also be felt on the back of the calf or the in foot-sole. The worst thing is, the affected limbs might feel weak.

Common causes of sciatica include:

  • Slipped disc
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Piriformis syndrome (a pain disorder involving the narrow muscle in the buttocks)
  • Pelvic injury
  • Fracture

If you wish to discuss this further, you can use the links below or simply call one of our teams.

Osteopathy Treatments

*Your FREE Discovery Consultation – what to expect

When you come to us, one of our qualified and registered osteopathy professional will assist you with everything. The first step will include a FREE 15 minute consultation. This will be done in order to find out the problems that need to be cured. Once you know about the issues, you can immediately move ahead with the treatment.

And if in case you are dissatisfied with the results of the consultation, you need not pay! It’ll stay FREE. Just as said.

FREE Consultation*

FREE15 minutes

Initial appointment

£6045 minutes

Follow up appointment

£5030 minutes

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Sports Massage Treatment

Regardless your participation in sports our sports massage therapy will fetch you some significant health and performance benefits.

It is a therapy that helps athletes avoid injuries or recover from those. The aim is to utilise various massage forms in order to enhance muscle healing and relaxation process.

The best time to perform a sports massage therapy is pre and post competition. This helps a great deal in preventing sports injuries and loss of mobility.

Physical Benefits

If you are a frequent participant of rough sports including a lot of outdoor activity, like football, hockey or rugby, bruises would be common for you. To deal with that a sports massage therapy will always help you in the following ways.

  • Reduced tension in the fascia
  • Reduction in scar tissue
  • Clearing of harmful metabolic byproducts
  • Improved blood flow
  • Improved delivery of nutrients to your muscles
  • Improved tissue elasticity
  • Relieve stress on joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles

Physiological Benefits

The best thing that a sports massage therapy does is, what it is expected to do. Relieve pain. It relaxes your body better than normal. This obviously helps concentrate better on the game, instead of feeling pain all the time.

Osteopathy Treatments

*Your FREE Discovery Consultation – what to expect

One of them will look after you. The process will start with a 15 minute FREE consultation making your osteopath aware of the issues. The next thing, you’ll be told about the problems and their cure. Now, you can immediately start off with the treatment.

And if the consultation doesn’t satisfy you, you can always turn the treatment down. You’ll not be charged for this.

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Initial appointment

£6045 minutes

Follow up appointment

£5030 minutes

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More details about Osteopathy

Every osteopath trains for around 4-5 years. The training is carried out at recognized specialist institutes, where their skills are refined along with their understanding and knowledge of each subject.

After graduating, every osteopath is registered with the General Osteopath Council (GOsC) and are qualified as members of the British Osteopathic Association (BOA).

The treatment is totally drug-free. The medicines prescribed work on strengthening the musculoskeletal frameworks and treating a number of other issues such as lower back pain, back ache, neck ache, upper back pain along with nerve compressions such as sciatica, muscular aches or pains, muscle and ligament strains, headaches, migraines, circulatory problems, occupational injuries (e.g. postural). As a result of this, digestive problems, joint pains such as arthritis in hands, hips, knees etc too might crop-up.

Do I need to see my GP first?

Not really! Generally patients refer without consulting any GPs. If you suffer from any severe health issues or have a complex medical history, then only consulting a GP will be needed.

Otherwise, our team is always up to answer all your questions. Just call the number below and you’ll be good to go.

Osteopathy & Pregnancy?

While pregnancy can be difficult to deal with, an Osteopathic treatment can be your go to for some relief. It is one gentle way of helping your body adapt to the physical changes which take place during pregnancy.

The common problems associating pregnancy and osteopathy are low back pain, mid back, hip and pelvic pain, neck and shoulder pain, symphysis pubis dysfunction and post-natal coccyx pain.

The best thing is that an osteopathic treatment takes care of all of these.

Osteopathy Treatments

*Your FREE Discovery Consultation – what to expect

When you reach out to us for consultation, we provide you with a trained and registered osteopath from our team.
This professional will commence your 15 minute FREE consultation session. As a result of this session, we will get to know about the problems that you are having and then you will be suggested with the correct treatment for all of those.

Once that’s done, you can immediately start off with the treatment. And if you don’t find the FREE consultation adequate, then that’s okay too. You won’t be charged before you actually choose to move ahead with the treatment.

FREE Consultation*

FREE15 minutes

Initial appointment

£6045 minutes

Follow up appointment

£5030 minutes

Book an Osteopathy treatment online today