Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a patient-centred system of healthcare which addresses the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of medical conditions from a holistic perspective. It works with the structure and function of the body, and is based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on the smooth, co-ordinated functioning of skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues.

The aim of osteopathy is to restore your body to a state of balance, where possible without the use of drugs or surgery. Osteopathy uses physical manipulation, light touch, stretching and massage to increase the mobility of joints, to relieve muscle tension, to enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues, and gentle touch to help your body’s own healing mechanisms. Advice on posture and exercise to aid recovery, promote health and prevent symptom recurrence may also be given.

Treatments are based on a set of holistic principles and are thus tailored for each client.  A first appointment generally lasts about 45 minutes to an hour to allow adequate time for a case history, examination and assessment of mobility, posture and the health of the joints, tissues and ligaments, as well as the treatment itself.

Who and what do osteopaths treat?

Patients include everyone from children to pregnant women and the elderly. Patients seek treatment for a wide variety of conditions, including back pain, repetitive strain injury, changes to posture in pregnancy, postural problems caused by driving or work strain, the pain of arthritis and minor sports injuries

Osteopathy, Pregnancy and Maternity

Osteopathy can be an effective form of treatment for women in both pre-natal and post partum stages. This is for a number of reasons, and not necessarily only if the woman is experiencing pain during or after her pregnancy. For example, it has been known to:

1. Help the body to adapt to the changes in anatomy and physiology taking place during and after pregnancy
2. Ease the discomforts sometimes experienced as the body is changing shape and hormonal levels are adjusting, such as

heartburn
breathing difficulties
chest and rib pains
low back and pelvic pain
sciatica
water retention

3. Help the woman prepare for giving birth on a physical and emotional level
4. Provide support and reassurance for the woman as she progresses through her pregnancy and after giving birth

Through using a range of gentle, hands-on techniques and giving advice to fit the individual, osteopathy has helped a number of women during this important time of life for mother and baby.

Ravi Parbhoo

Ravi qualified from the British School of Osteopathy with Honours in 1999.  He has since completed post graduate work in different modalities including cranial, visceral, functional and harmonic techniques which he uses to enhance his general practice.  He enjoys treating a wide range of clients from sports people , children, babies and the elderly. He finds success in solving chronic, long term cases particularly rewarding. Ravi is the clinic Director and he continues to be inspired by his work and adding to his repertoire of skills.

Ravi is available for appointments:

Tuesdays
Fridays

Prices

Initial consultation
1 hr case history taking, examination and treatment  £65

Follow ups
£55 for 40-45 minutes appointments
£30 for 25-30 minutes appointments.
A course of 6 treatments – £290 (saving £50)


Louisa Henderson

Louosteo

Louisa trained to become an osteopath at the British School of Osteopathy where she qualified with a masters degree. She enjoys treating people of all ages and working with them not only to relieve their pain and aid recovery, but also to explore the causes of discomfort. This can then help with finding ways to prevent problems in the future, by increasing awareness of the stresses and strains that the body may be experiencing and creating a renewed drive for health.

Louisa has also completed a post graduate diploma in women’s health in osteopathy, following her interest in working with women during pregnancy and after childbirth, helping to accommodate the changes that take place during this time. She is a member of the Sutherland Cranial College of Osteopathy, having done post graduate courses in cranial osteopathy, which she uses in her treatments alongside structural and visceral techniques. Alongside her osteopathic studies, Louisa completed an ITEC diploma in sports massage in 2010, and has since been working as a sports massage therapist. She enjoys playing tennis in her spare time and is a keen advocate of yoga and pilates, so often recommends stretches and exercises from these disciplines that may be useful to each individual patient.

Louisa is registered with the General Osteopathic Council and is a
member of the Institute of Osteopathy.

Louisa is available for appointments on:

Monday – 9am – 9pm
Wednesday – 1pm – 9pm

Louisa  may be available for weekend appointments also.

To make a booking, please contact reception on 020 8693 3047 or enquiries@goosegreenclinic.net.

Out of reception hours, Louisa can be contacted directly on 07973 791 797.

 Prices

Initial consultation
1 hr case history taking, examination and treatment  £55

Follow ups
£50 for 45-60 minutes appointments
A course of 6 treatments – £250 (saving £55)


Will Westwood

Will studied at the British School of Osteopathy where he graduated with a Master’s degree (M.Ost). His approach involves taking a broad willosteoperspective on patients’ health and well-being in order to identify where changes can be made to restore or maintain function, whatever the complaint. Giving patients an understanding of how their problems may have developed, and promoting independence are integral to Will’s osteopathic approach.

His treatments involve a combination of gentle, rhythmic stretching and massage techniques alongside manipulative therapy, exercise and relaxation advice. Will has a special interest in the relationships between physical awareness and mental well-being, visceral osteopathic techniques and nutrition. He enjoys swimming and running and has a keen interest in the arts.

Will is available for appointments on:

Thursday – 9am – 9pm
Friday – 9am – 5pm

Prices

Initial consultation
1 hr case history taking, examination and treatment  £55

Follow ups
£50 for 45 minutes appointments
£30 for 25-30 minutes appointments.
A course of 6 treatments – £250 (saving £55)

Concessions available.

Will  may be available for weekend appointments also.

To make a booking, please contact reception on 020 8693 3047 or enquiries@goosegreenclinic.net.

Out of reception hours, Will can be contacted directly on 07825 603 860.


Rory Lemon

Rory pic

Rory started his bodywork career by qualifying in massage in July 2000 and practiced Seated Acupressure (Onsite) Massage fulltime from 2002. He continued his professional development by qualifying as an Osteopath (MOst) in September 2014. (More details about his available massage treatments are found under the deep tissue and seated acupressure massage section of this site).

Rory has a naturally reflective way of tailoring the management plan to suit the needs of the individual, giving thorough and deliberate attention to the direction and flow of the treatment course. His intuitive clinical approach involves a variety of procedures to maximise lymphatic drainage, improve myofascial health and encouraging patient independence. He is especially committed to boosting patient knowledge, and therefore creating the motivation to self-manage and improving any specific areas of life-style.

Rory has specialist clinical experience in chronic pain, obstetrics and older citizens (65+). He has helped many people to recover from the ailments of stress and overwork including helping other therapists, yogis and health practitioners. He has keen interest in yoga, nutrition, as well as supporting charity events and sustainable organisations. He believes that Osteopathy is a holistic and sustainable system of health care.

Rory is available for appointments on:

Tuesday – 9am – 9pm
Wednesday – 9am – 1pm
Friday – 5am – 9pm

Rory also has flexibility, week to week for follow up appointments.

Prices

Initial consultation:
1 hr case history taking, examination and treatment – £55

Follow up appointments:
£50 for 45 minutes appointments
A course of 6 treatments – £250 (saving £55)

Concessions available.

To make a booking, please contact reception on 020 8693 3047 or enquiries@goosegreenclinic.net.

Out of reception hours, please Email Rory


Price Concessions

Concessions are offered to pensioners and those on selected benefits.  For details please enquire here.

Health Insurance

If you have private health insurance it may be possible to claim for your treatment. Just ask your insurance company about the available level of cover and whether you need to be referred by your GP or specialist.

Cancellation Policy

We are happy to cancel and re-schedule appointments at any time, without any penalty or administration fees, up to 24 hours before your appointment.

However, cancellations made with less than 24 hours notice, or non-attendance on the day, are liable for full payment, as  we will be unable to re-use the time to support other clients.