What do we treat ?
What is Osteopathy ?
Osteopathy is a primary healthcare system, complementary to other medical practices based on biomedical sciences. It takes a holistic approach to the body and internal systems. An important principle of osteopathy is the stimulation of the body's natural self-healing mechanisms.
Osteopaths treat the whole person and consider all aspects of the patient's life, enabling them to maintain optimum health. On your first consultation, your osteopath will compile a detailed case history, followed by a thorough examination. The main tool used for diagnosis and osteopathic treatment is touch. Analysis of your body's movements is also an important aspect. Once a diagnosis is reached and explained to you, your osteopath will use a wide range of manual techniques suitable for your treatment.
Osteopathic treatment helps uncover the cause and also act to relieve symptoms you may have. These techniques include:
Gentle joint manipulation
Soft tissue and myofascial techniques
What is cranial osteopathy ?
Cranial osteopathy is a refined part of osteopathy treatment that encourages the release of stresses and tensions throughout the body. It is a gentle yet extremely effective approach, the technique uses very skilled, light pressure to evaluate ease of motion and rhythm within sensitive tissues, and through this mechanism can activate the body’s natural corrective healing abilities.
It aims to relieve discomfort and improve the body’s function and treat the whole person not just the condition.
As the treatment is non-invasive and also uses no drugs it is particularly useful for treating babies and yound children.
What is Visceral Manipulation ?
The French osteopath Jean Pierre Barral's clinical work with the viscera (organs) led to the development of a specific form of manual medicine: visceral manipulation (VM).
All of our organs are suspended within the musculoskeletal system via specific fascial connections. Visceral osteopaths recognise this relationship and use their palpatory skills to assess the motion of the viscera and their fascial attachments. Gentle and safe techniques are then applied to release any tension present.
The following conditions respond particularly well to visceral manipulation in combination with other osteopathic techniques:
Constipation, bloating and IBS
Breathing disorders and asthma
Pelvic pain from uterine, vaginal or bladder prolapse.
Osteopathy & sports injuries
At Osteo London, we developed a special interest in helping patients who may suffer from acute or chronic minor sports injuries.
Our extensive osteopathic training in understanding the body's biomechanics gives us a solid background in identifying factors that may have contributed to the development of an injury. Our aim is to ensure recovery, rehabilitation and also to aim to prevent recurrence of this or similar injuries.
This is why our treatment and rehabilitation program are always tailored to your specific needs.
So, whether you are a marathon runner, occasional gym goer or Olympic athlete, feel free to contact us . We are here to help!
Pilates with Lauranne
Think all Pilates session are the same? Think again.
And it’s all because we do things differently, with a bespoke Pilates programme you will achieve your goals faster than you think.
Lauranne unique, integrated approach is all about creating ‘Total Wellness’ that will transform your body from the inside out. Think lean and toned, strong and balanced.
Lauranne uses her osteopathic background , and specialisation in women's health to tailor pilates sessions .