Nunhead Osteopathy Practice
Postnatal & Paediatric Osteopathy
Osteopathy is a whole body system of medicine which involves the diagnosis and treatment of mechanical or structural dysfunction within the body. Study of anatomy and physiology demonstrates the inter-dependence of the internal organs and musculo-skeletal system. Osteopaths believe that physical imbalances can influence the function of related organs and structures. Another fundamental principle of osteopathy acknowledges the body’s intrinsic tendency towards self-healing and self-regulation. By using osteopathy to correct strains within tissues, osteopaths are enabling the body to maintain a better state of health. We believe that health is much more than the absence of disease and ease within the structure of the body is essential for physical and emotional wellbeing.
The range of osteopathic techniques means that no-one is too old or too young for osteopathy. Our patients include the young, older people, manual workers, office professionals, pregnant women, children and sports people. Patients seek treatment for a wide variety of conditions, including back pain, changes to posture in pregnancy, postural problems caused by driving or work strain, the pain of arthritis and minor sports injuries.
Since its founding in 19th century America, osteopaths have treated children of all ages. Today, receive specific referrals from other practitioners who treat children such as GPs, physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, midwives, lactation consultants and health visitors.