Wellness In Nutrition Health Clinic

Opening Hours : Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
  Contact : 0203 633 5965

FAQs

What is an Osteopath?

Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions.  Osteopathy 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 integration of all the working parts.  It is wholly Natural and there are no pain killers involved, we work to kill the pain and get to the source of the pain, quickly!

At Win health clinic our osteopaths use gentle physical manipulation, stretching and various effective techniques to increase the mobility of joints, to relieve muscle tension, to enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues, and to help your body’s own healing mechanisms.  Osteopaths also provide advice on posture and exercise to aid recovery, promote health and prevent symptoms recurring.

How can an Osteopath help me?

An Osteopath can help reduce the pain you are currently suffering with. This can be in a very quick time with no side-effects. An Osteopath would usually choose the most suitable form of care tailored to each individual.  That could be in the form of treatment, referral or exercises to help get you back to your optimal health. An Osteopath would use techniques such as:

  • Osteopathic mobilisation and manipulation of the joints
  • Soft tissue manipulation
  • Medical acupuncture
  • Taping to protect the joints and injured tissues
  • Osteopathic postureal and spinal assessment to treat posture, pelvic and spinal alignment
  • Nutritional advice
  • Exercise prescription to prevent injury and chronic pain
  • Podiatry assessment and orthotic prescription

My first session

Osteopathy is a patient-centred, system of healthcare. A first appointment generally lasts about 45 minutes to an hour to allow our highly qualified Osteopaths adequate time to:

  • Take a case history by listening and ask questions about your problem
  • Examine you properly. It is like the Osteopath will ask you to remove some of your clothing. Tell your Osteopath if you are uncomfortable about this. You can ask a friend or relative to accompany you and be present throughout your entire treatment.
  • Ask you to carry out simple movements to observe your posture and mobility. Because of the body’s structure, pain or stiffness you are experiencing in one part may be linked to a problem elsewhere.
  • Examine the health of the joints, tissues and ligaments using their hands and a highly developed sense of touch called palpation

How to book an appointment?

Booking your first appointment is easy.

Submit your booking query here or complete the appointment form on the homepage.

Alternatively you can call the clinic easily on 07944048388.

I have pain; should I see an Osteopath?

How does your pain feel? If you have pain you are definitely in the right place.  An Osteopath in the clinic will help diagnose and start getting rid of your pain very quickly, often without needing to medication.  Osteopathy is a holistic method of healing and there is emphasis on getting your better as quickly as possible.

Will I feel sore after treatment?

All patients react differently to osteopathic treatment, this can be due to a range of factors that your Osteopath will try and take into account. This is often a normal part of the healing process and is usually expected. The treatment reactions can normally only last between 24-48hrs. Your Osteopath will advise you how to manage any post treatment soreness.

I’ve hurt myself playing sport, should I see an Osteopath?

Exercise and sport can be enjoyable and is an important way of maintaining good health. However sometimes even the most experienced sporting individuals can injure themselves.

Osteopathic techniques will encourage the body’s natural self-healing mechanisms. This is aided by improving the blood flow and the use of physical manipulation of the soft tissues and joints to help increase the range of motion.

If you continue to exercise while injured or in pain this can cause further injury and extend your recovery time. Leaving a sports injury can result in body compensations, where other parts of your body begin to hurt and adapt to the altered mobility and posture.

Do I need a GP referral to see an Osteopath?

Majority of our patients ‘self refer’ to us for treatment.  Although referral by a GP is not necessary, patients are encouraged to see their GP if they have any concerns. It is good to keep both their GP and Osteopath fully informed, so the patient receives the best possible care from both healthcare practitioners.

What is the difference between an Osteopath and a Chiropractor?

Osteopathy takes a broad approach to your body’s aches and strains. It treats problems with muscles, ligaments, joints and nerves using a techniques called mobilisation and manipulations. They too can offer dietary and aftercare advice and sometimes use scans to help pinpoint problems. Osteopaths tend to spend 30 minutes per treatment and use a wider variety of techniques.

Chiropractors specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of subluxation, which is problems with the bones, joints, muscles and nerves, particularly those of the spine. Chiropractic appointments tend to be quick and concise as they primarily focus on adjustment techniques which can last up to 10 minutes.

The major difference between an Osteopath and a chiropractor is that while the chiropractor is primarily focused on the spine and joints (and the muscles too, to a point), an Osteopath is also concerned with the rest of the body.  He or she might treat patients with respiratory problems, digestive problems or any other number of problems that might not seem related to the spine or joints.

Regulation of an Osteopath

Win Health Clinic has a highly qualified Osteopath who is regulated by the General Osteopathic Council (GOsc).  We promote a high standard of competency and safety. Rohit currently lectures at Middlesex University to make sure the standard of Osteopathic care in the clinic are kept at high level. This is to ensure each patient can be confident that they are getting the correct treatment and care as quickly as possible.

Can I claim through my Health Insurance?

Many private health insurance policies provide cover for osteopathic treatment.  It may be possible to claim for a course of treatment but you should check in advance with your insurance company before seeking osteopathic treatment, in order to confirm the available level of cover and whether you will need to have a referral from your GP or a specialist.

What is an Osteopath?

Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions.  Osteopathy 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 integration of all the working parts.  It is wholly Natural and there are no pain killers involved, we work to kill the pain and get to the source of the pain, quickly!

At Win health clinic our osteopaths use gentle physical manipulation, stretching and various effective techniques to increase the mobility of joints, to relieve muscle tension, to enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues, and to help your body’s own healing mechanisms.  Osteopaths also provide advice on posture and exercise to aid recovery, promote health and prevent symptoms recurring.