Osteopathy is a way of detecting, treating and preventing health problems by moving, stretching and massaging a person’s muscles and joints. Osteopathy is based on the principle that the wellbeing of an individual depends on their bones, muscles, ligaments and connective tissue functioning smoothly together. Osteopaths use physical manipulation, stretching and massage, with the aim of increasing the mobility of joints, relieving muscle tension, enhancing the blood supply to tissues and helping the body to heal. They use a range of techniques, but don’t use drugs or surgery.
Podiatrists are health care professionals who have been trained to prevent, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate abnormal conditions of the feet and lower limbs. They also prevent and correct deformity, keep people mobile and active, relieve pain and treat infections.
The Foot Health Care clinic at Teddington Osteopaths offers foot care for children and adults, including, general foot health care, corns and callus, ingrown toenails, verrucae, nail cutting, medi-pedi, nail reconstruction.
Our Sports Injury clinic at Teddington Osteopaths includes a wealth of experienced practitioners who will be able to help and advise whatever the injury and however it was sustained, for the professional athlete to the first-time jogger. We can advise whether you would be best to see a Sports Therapist, Physio or Osteopath. Sometimes a sports injury is caused by direct trauma (e.g. sprained ankle ligaments) and others are known as overuse injuries (e.g. tennis elbow). Whatever the cause, and whatever our level of skill, it can be extremely frustrating to be prevented from participating in your chosen activity by an injury.
Acupuncture is a treatment derived from ancient Chinese medicine. Fine needles are inserted at certain sites in the body for therapeutic or preventative purposes.
Reiki (ray-key) is the Japanese for ‘universal life energy’ and is used to describe a system of natural healing. It is a non-invasive treatment that takes place fully clothed and usually laying down.