Osteopathic manual medicine is a type of complementary healthcare and can be used alongside other types of healthcare. Osteopathy is a registered profession in the UK. Osteopaths are also primary healthcare practitioners and have diagnostic skills. So, we also know when we shouldn’t treat and when referral to other healthcare professionals is needed. Being patient-led, we are always to happy to share the management of the patient’s condition(s) with their wider health and wellness carers.
Osteopathy primarily consists of gentle hands on treatment. Joint mobilisation & manipulation which, involves the use of varying hand pressure on joints, muscles, fascia and underlying body tissues. At Motion of Health we also use cold laser therapy and electroacupuncture for pain relief and to enhance tissue healing. Patrick also likes to use Naturopathy and Syndrome Acupuncture to help restore balance and energy. Somatic education is a key part of sessions. This has been developed from the many years he spent learning and teaching martial arts particularly capoeira. And from his training and experience in a host of movement therapies and rehabilitation techniques. Chaperones are welcome during sessions, please note that all treatments need the patient’s continuous consent.
Loose comfortable clothing. Some items of clothing may be removed to allow closer examination of painful area(s) and diagnostic tests.
Please have a Clean Face Mask available. And practice regular hand hygiene. For a Home Visit please have a large clean Bath Towel. A clean Face Mask. And a small Pillow.
Home Visit: £160 (1hour). Herne Hill & Brixton Therapy Rooms: New Patient £120 (1Hour) Return Patient £80 (45min)
Please raise any concerns about your experience with the practitioner without delay. Your feedback is very important to us. And we endeavour to resolve any issues at the earliest possible opportunity.