If you suffer with joint pains including hip and knee pain from osteoarthritis, arthritic pain, acute and chronic back pain, headache or migraine, osteopathy could help you.
By using osteopathy to treat these symptoms, you could get your quality of life back and live pain-free once again.
What is osteopathy?
Osteopathy looks at the body as a whole. It is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions.
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 skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues functioning smoothly together.
Osteopathy is a gentle and effective hands-on approach to healthcare, based on the principle that the way your body moves influences how it functions.
How does osteopathy work?
Osteopaths use touch, physical manipulation, stretching and massage to help increase the mobility of joints to relieve muscle and joint tension and pain.
Your osteopath may combine a range of other treatment techniques in their approach, such as gentle techniques, rehabilitative exercises and advice about how you can self-manage your condition.
Types of osteopathy
Osteopaths use a highly developed sense of touch to feel subtle changes of tension and tissue quality of the body, and to diagnose areas of strain or dysfunction.
Paediatrics – paediatric osteopathy can be used for newborns, babies and children. It is often used for babies who have experienced birth intervention or unusual pregnancy positions. Babies respond well to osteopathic treatments for problems including:
- sinus infections
- constant crying for no clear reason
- digestive issues such as constipation, colic, reflux, vomiting, regurgitation, or difficulty swallowing
- difficulty with sucking or nursing
- plagiocephaly or flat head
- musculoskeletal issues
- sleeping disorders
Naturopathy – naturopathy aims to increase the vitality of patients through their own self-healing mechanism. It is a form of alternative medicine that promotes natural practises to accomplish self-healing and health.
What conditions can osteopathy help with?
Osteopathy treatments, including cranial, paediatric and naturopathy, can help to relieve painful conditions such as:
- generalised aches and pains
- joint pains including hip and knee pain from osteoarthritis
- arthritic pain
- acute and chronic back pain
- mechanical neck pain
- migraine prevention
- shoulder pain
- tennis and golfers elbow
- sciatica and lumbago
- muscle spasms
- rheumatic pain
- sports injuries
Finding an osteopath near me
Now, at the Rogers Regenerative Medicine Group (RRMG) in London, they have Julia Diamantourou (MOst Med, ND, DO) working as their specialist Senior Osteopath.
Julia has a particular clinical interest in using manual therapy to help people experiencing persistent musculoskeletal pain.
She believes by recognising how psychological factors (e.g. fear, depression, anxiety) influence the experience and behaviour of individuals suffering chronic pain, she can create a holistic treatment plan tailored to the individual person. She also has experience in providing osteopathic treatment to expectant mothers and children.
With a Master’s degree in Osteopathy and a Diploma in Naturopathy, Julia has spent the past few years working in different multidisciplinary clinics in the UK, Greece and New Zealand. She has even completed additional postgraduate training in Ergonomics, Work Space Assessment and Cognitive Psychology.
So, if you need an experienced and friendly osteopath based in Harley Street, the Rogers Regenerative Medicine Group (RRMG) are the leading sports and orthopaedic physicians at the cutting edge of their field.
RRMG tackles knee pain, back pain, chronic joint pain, osteoarthritis and sports injuries in athletes and non-athletes alike. Using breakthrough technology, the clinic offers innovative, non-surgical treatments, such as osteopathy with Julia, to relieve pain and get you back to your best.