Osteopathy

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If you cannot find an appointment that suits you or would like a home visit, call us or send us a message: we will do our best to find you a slot.


Osteopath in London, Osteopathy at home or at our Osteopathy Clinics in Moorgate, Clapham, Belgravia

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Team of osteopaths in London

We are a team of osteopaths in London, each of our osteopath has his own speciality, General & back osteopathy, Paediatric Osteopathy, Women’s health osteopathy, Pregnancy osteopathy and Cranial osteopathy.

Osteopathy helps to rebalance your body and remove any tension you can have to allow your body to be painless and re-energised. Whether you have back pain, pelvic pain, neck pain, that your baby has reflux (cranial osteopathy) or sleeping issues, our osteopath can provide fast, efficient and long-lasting treatment.



Osteopathy & Osteopath in London at home or at the practice

What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a holistic approach, which works on the integral structure of your body, and looking at how bones, muscles and connective tissues work together, restores your body to a balance. It is drug free and non-invasive and it works towards fixing the root causes of your condition instead of just treating the symptoms.

What do osteopaths treat?

Our osteopaths in London treat and strengthen your musculoskeletal framework, which includes the joints, muscles and spine. Osteopathy is suitable for men, women and children and can treat conditions specific to each of these groups.

What is cranial osteopathy for babies?

Cranial osteopathy for babies can be used to relieve tensions and stresses caused during birth, especially after a difficult birth. It will help promote your babies overall health, but it also treats specific issues such as orthopaedic, digestive and respiratory issues.

Osteopathy for women during pregnancy

Osteopathy can also be very beneficial to women during and after their pregnancy. It can alleviate pain and discomfort in joints, bones and ligaments and it can also help prepare for an easier and less painful delivery. After giving birth it can aid recovery and restore balance from any joint or postural issues caused during pregnancy.

What osteopathy can treat?

Issues such as back and neck pain, sports injuries and arthritis can also be treated successfully with osteopathy. It can be an integral part of your rehabilitation in order to help you recover faster and return to your activities, reducing the chance of further injury.

Osteopathy treatment and osteopath in London

Our osteopath in London will offer treatment at home in order to maintain your privacy and comfort, but we also treat patients at two different locations in London: Belgravia near London Victoria station or Moorgate, in the heart of the City of London.

Article by James Turgis Chartered physiotherapist

Our physiotherapy and osteopathy treatments are covered by most health insurances and are Bupa registered & recognised (BUPA Global and BUPA UK), Axa registered & recognised (AXA International, AXA ppp), Cigna registered & recognised and WPA registered & recognised. (Bupa doesn’t cover osteopathy)

For appointment with our osteopath in London call : 0207 125 0262 – 07824 553765


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Osteopathy and how our osteopath works, All you need to know

Osteopathy: How does it work?

Osteopathy has a very holistic approach to the human body. Osteopathy takes in consideration all the tissues of the body from head to toe (fascia, joints, tendons…). Osteopathy involves looking at whether those tissues are in the right place, whether or not they’re moving properly and if they are moving properly without tensions on other organs or part of the body, which could restrain them to work in good balance. This is done by the osteopath focusing on the Biomechanics.

Osteopathy & Biomechanics

Biomechanics are the movements of the joints of the body. Our osteopaths look at the movement of the fascia, which happens when you breathe and when somebody’s blood is moving properly through the tissue. Our osteopaths also look at things like the movement of the sutures of the cranial bones. In addition to that, they will check the movements in the location and position of each organ, and will match that back to the actual symptoms that the patient came in with.

Osteopath & assessment

The osteopathy assessment begins with a history taking. A history taking can take up to half an hour in some cases. This history is incredibly thorough; when we want to know about injuries and about small ligaments that have been torn, the osteopath wants to know about possible large traumas and surgeries, scars and even possibly medications that a patient is on, as this might alter the treatment that they’re about to provide or to look at after they have finished a history taking.

After our osteopath has finished the history of the patient and has a good understanding of what the patient has been through, the osteo wants to know what they are actually presenting currently. Our osteopath looks at the previous history and the current assessment to deduce the issue and the cause of the issue. Some of the osteopathy techniques for the assessment will include the following:

  • The osteopath will look at a patient to see where they’re standing in gravity, if they’re standing over to one side (to the left or to the right)
  • The osteopath will look if light pushes will change the amount of weight into one leg or the other. The osteopath will want to know about that because it will affect his treatment and affect what the patient’s body is able to absorb.
  • The osteopath will also check to see if patients can move freely by doing simple tests, by having them bend forward or having them bend to the side, having them drop to one knee to them breathe in and breathe out.

All of the above will allow the osteopathy practitioner to gain the correct information.

Osteopathy assessment and specificity

Once our osteopath has finished with their observation and with their simple mechanical tests, they will do tests on different parts of the body that are more specific. For example, looking at a facet joint in the spine. This will allow the osteopath to determine whether or not one of the bones of the spine is moving properly.

Digestive osteopathy

The osteopath will also do an assessment of the movement of the organs (digestive osteopathy). The osteopath will test if there is both a passive movement and an active movement that occurs during this assessment. The osteopath will be taking in organ and putting their hands on it and just listening without moving their hands to see if they can feel a passive movement. A passive movement means without any sort of energy added to it.

The osteopath will also take that organ and will physically move the organ left and right, up and down and rotate it to see if it actually moves along the axis that it’s supposed to. This is true for not only the organs but also for each of the joints. It is also true for the muscles. In doing this, it can take quite a while to do an assessment and can generally take up to an hour. But the assessment of the patient’s body will be precise and the osteopathy treatment will then be very efficient and targeted to treat the symptoms and the cause of the condition.

Cranial Osteopathy, Cranio-sacral osteopathy

Through the assessment taken, the osteopath gains all the required information. After those active tests are done, a patient will lie down on their back and the osteo will actually check their cranium to see if the different bones that compose the skull are in rhythm with the blood circulation and if there is no tension that could impact the patient’s health. This is the actual touch of the head of the patient that determines normal movement of those bones of the cranium. This will also tell us

about whether the liquid is moving properly in their head. The osteopath, will then do the same kind of assessment in different parts of the body like the sacrum, which is in the lower back.

Osteopath treatments

From all the information, the osteopath will then determine the causes, which part of the body is tense, unbalanced, tight, or painful. They will then target this area one by one to release all negative tension and give back to the body its natural pain-free balance that will allow to remove the pain of the patient and avoid the condition to come back.

As osteopathy is mainly helping the body find its own correct balance, it can take a few days before the body understands that it can relax and come back to normal tension.


If you are an Axa or Bupa patient, you cannot book online. Please call our office with your authorisation number.

If you cannot find an appointment that suits you or would like a home visit, call us or send us a message: we will do our best to find you a slot.