BOOK NOW
WELCOME TO AWOOLFSSON OSTEOPATHS

HARROW OSTEOPATHIC CLINIC

We provide osteopathic treatments for lower back pain, middle back pain, Lumbago, Sciatica, pelvic pain, neck pain, headaches, migraines, shoulder pain, digestion problems and more.

Osteopath Harrow
What we offer

Treatments & Services

Harrow Osteopathic Clinic

Osteopathy

Expert treatment for musculoskeletal pain and injury.

$
treatment for children

Treatment for Children

Treatment for babies and children.

$
posture Assessment

Posture Assessment

Advice and treatment to help improve your posture.

$
Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy

Improve performance, reduce pain and aid recovery.

$
Sports Rehabilitation

Sports Rehabilitation

Recover from injury and get back to peak sporting performance.

$
golfinjury

Golf Injuries

Specific rehabilitation for golfers.

$
WHO WE TREAT

Osteopathy treats people not conditions or just symptoms.

Attention to the individual person and an understanding approach to osteopathy treatment is especially important. Many people present with similar symptoms, but they can be treated in different ways. This may be due to their build, age, the amount of discomfort they are in or a particular like or dislike of a form of treatment.

1

Young & Old

From babies to the elderly, we can help.

2

Women's Health

Osteopathy is helpful both during and post pregnancy.

3

All Pain Related Injuries & Conditions

Are you in pain? We can help.

WHAT WE TREAT

50% of people who consult Osteopaths suffer from low back trouble. However, we can also help with:

Sports Injuries
Joint aches and pain
Headaches/ migraines
Neck pain
Shoulder pain/frozen shoulder
Tennis elbow
Arm, wrist and hand pain
Circulatory problems
Circulatory problems
Cramp
Digestion problems
Hip, knee, ankle and foot pain
Lumbago
Sciatica
Muscle spasms
Neuralgia
Joint aches and pain
Fibromyalgia
Inability to relax
Rheumatic pain
Middle back, lower back and pelvic pain
MEET THE TEAM

Meet our team of experts

team3

LEE FREED

B.Sc.(Ost.), FSCC
$
team2

MAYURI KALIDAS

B.Sc.(Hons) Ost., IIHT
$
team1

KERRIE FREED

Practice Manager
$

Frequently asked Questions

Code - Do Not Delete
What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy was originally devised to be an improved system of the medicine of the 1870s. The idea was to improve the outcomes for all illnesses and conditions by working through the Musculo-skeletal system to influence and improve blood flow to and from an area.

The idea was also to influence the nervous system – especially the spinal cord. The spinal cord sends nerves to all parts of the body and therefore if its responses can be manipulated situations can be changed.

It is because of this that we pay close attention to the workings of the spine, even when a seemingly non spinal issue may arise. Over time our focus has been become more on the musculoskeletal system for its own issues.

Osteopaths are therefore taught about all the systems of the body with reference to the musculoskeletal system.

The role of an Osteopath is to make sense of a person’s presenting issues, devise a management and treatment plan to help and then put that plan in to practice.

This may involve hands on treatment, along with exercises and advice within the areas of exercise, diet & lifestyle as well as determining if there is a need for further referral and to help direct the referral if needed.

What do Osteopaths treat?

It was traditionally said that Osteopaths treat people and not conditions, however these days for clarity it is easier to tell people of the conditions that we treat where there is good robust evidence for Osteopathy being beneficial. Typically 50% of people who consult an Osteopath do so for lower back trouble, however Osteopathy has been shown to beneficial for the following conditions:

  1. Minor Sports Injuries
  2. Joint aches and pain
  3. Headaches/migraine prevention
  4. Neck pain
  5. Circulatory problems
  6. Cramp
  7. Rheumatic pain
  8. Shoulder pain/frozen shoulder
  9. Tennis Elbow, arm, wrist and hand pain
  10. Digestion problems
  11. Lumbago
  12. Sciatica
  13. Muscle spasms
  14. Fibromyalgia
  15. Neuralgia
  16. Inability to relax
  17. Hip, knee ankle & foot pain
  18. Middle back, lower back, and pelvic pain

This is not an exhaustive list. If you do not see your condition there, please do get in touch and we can discuss further.

What is the difference between an Osteopath and a Chiropractor?

A tricky, if not the trickiest question that comes up from people.

Osteopathy is the older of the 2 professions by nearly 20 years. Philosophically, the chiropractic focus is entirely on the spine and the nervous system, and how that affects a person’s body locally and distant from the spine.

Osteopathy looks at the inter-relationship between the spine and the rest of the body.

Consequently, Chiropractic treatment is aimed at restoring and improving spinal function, often with a click or crack technique. The treatment sessions are usually very short 5-10 mins.

Osteopathy also works to restore and improve spinal function. We also use the click/crack techniques. In general our treatment sessions are longer

as we seek to improve function of the spine but also any other distant parts that maybe affecting a person. We also tend to use more massage- type and stretching techniques as well.

The descriptions are generalisations. In real life you can find Osteopaths that work more like chiropractors and vice versa.

What is Osteopathic medicine?

Osteopathic medicine is a different term for Osteopathy but effective means the same thing in that the Osteopathy treatment received is the medicine and the dose.

Can Osteopaths help with Sciatica?

Yes. It is listed above in the previous answers. However, ultimately it depends on what is causing the pressure on the Sciatic nerve to cause the symptoms and whether it is possible for that to respond to treatment.

Code - Do Not Delete
Can Osteopaths help with back pain?

Yes. It is listed above in the previous answers. However, ultimately it depends on what is causing the symptoms and whether it is possible for that to respond to treatment.

The job of the of Osteopath is one of diagnosis and understanding as much as treatment and management. First and foremost, we have to work out what the issue is, are you safe to treat, is this something likely to respond to treatment and then how to manage/ treat the person as effectively and quickly as possible.

Is an Osteopath a doctor?

In the UK, you do not have to have had training to become a Dr, to become an Osteopath, so most Osteopaths on the register are not Drs.

There are some Osteopaths who are also Drs. They will have done their medical training separately. There are also some Osteopaths who are Dr or Professors as they have been awarded a PhD for further study and research.

What should I wear when seeing an Osteopath?

Ideally loose-fitting clothing like shorts, loose tracksuit bottoms and a vest top.

It is necessary to remove some clothing, especially on the initial session, to assess someone accurately. This is to see how people weight bear but also to check for rashes, swelling redness to help differentiate from musculoskeletal and non-musculoskeletal causes of symptoms.

Tight clothing, skirts/dresses, denim and corduroy present some difficulty if worn to the session.

We do have separate, private changing area for you comfort as well as individual use gowns if clothing does need partially removing. We never expose more than is necessary and only what the patient is comfortable with. Patient comfort and reassurance is of paramount importance. Chaperones/ family members being present can be arranged and are welcomed as well.

Do Osteopaths Treat Sports Injuries?

Yes. It is on the list above. We have a great deal of experience in this area.

The primary aim is to get people back to what they enjoy doing as quickly as possible without reaggravating the presenting issue.

Secondly to work on prevention of reoccurrence

Thirdly to focus on rehabilitation to make the area stronger and ideally get things to a better point than they were before the injury, rather than just the right side of a problem.

GET IN TOUCH

If you’re ready to book your appointment or have any questions you can get in touch with us by clicking below.