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OSTEOPATHY & ACUPUNCTURE

CLINIC HOURS

Monday 09:00 – 19:30
Tuesday 09:00 – 18:45
Wednesday 09:00 – 19:30
Thursday 09:00 – 19:30
Friday 09:00 – 17:30
Saturday 09:00 – 15:00
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Blackheath Osteopathy and Acupuncture

Blackheath Osteopathy and Acupuncture is a small friendly practice located in the centre of Blackheath Village in South East London. We treat a wide range of ailments and people of all ages, from babies upwards.

We hope this site will answer all the questions you have about our treatments but if you would like to know more and whether we can help you, before making a booking please do not hesitate to contact us.

  • general aches and pains

  • joint pain

  • acute and chronic back pain

  • uncomplicated mechanical neck pain

  • frozen shoulder/shoulder and elbow pain/tennis elbow

  • sciatica

  • muscle spasms

  • neuralgia

  • fibromyalgia

  • inability to relax

  • rheumatic pain

  • minor sports injuries and tensions

  • arthritic pain

  • circulatory problems

  • cramp

  • digestive problems

  • headache arising from the neck/migraine prevention

WHY CHOOSE US?

  • Professional Service
  • Years of Experience
  • Open 5 days a week
  • That pain wont fix itself

THE OSTEOPATHIC PROFESSION

Osteopathy received statutory recognition in the Osteopathic Act of 1993 and was the first complementary health care profession to be awarded this recognition.

The General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) was set up to regulate the profession and maintain a high standard of professionalism and training. In order to call themselves osteopaths they need to have met the requirements of the GOsC. This provides safeguards to both the patient and the osteopath.

They can be contacted at www.osteopathy.org.uk, telephone 020 7357 6655.

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Get in Touch

If you have any queries with regards to your appointment, the treatments offered, your symptoms or even the location of the practice; please do not hesitate to contact us below.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE 2017-06-11T19:43:06+00:00

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WHAT SHOULD I WEAR 2017-06-11T19:40:18+00:00

Wear something, which can make you feel comfortable. If possible, go for comfy shirts and loose pants that allow you to move freely. Bringing a pair of shorts will also let you have something to wear when you need to change.

DO I NEED TO BRING ANYTHING WITH ME 2017-06-11T19:40:58+00:00

During an osteopathy session, make sure that you have with you details of the prescribed supplements or medications you’re currently taking. You also need to bring relevant scans, medical reports, X-rays, test results, supports, braces and orthotics that you are currently using.

WHAT CAN OSTEOPATHY TREAT? 2017-06-11T19:41:51+00:00

People of any age can benefit from osteopathy, from new born babies and pregnant women to pensioners. Below is a list of conditions that according to the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) osteopaths are able to treat, this means research has been shown to provide benefit. If the condition you have is not present then please contact the practice to speak to an osteopath and they will be able to give you more information.

  • general aches and pains
  • joint pain
  • arthritic pain
  • acute and chronic back pain
  • uncomplicated mechanical neck pain
  • headache arising from the neck/migraine prevention
  • frozen shoulder/shoulder and elbow pain/tennis elbow
  • circulatory problems
  • cramp
  • digestive problems
  • sciatica
  • muscle spasms
  • neuralgia
  • fibromyalgia
  • inability to relax
  • rheumatic pain
  • minor sports injuries and tensions

Osteopaths are also trained to recognise what they are unable to treat and to suggest alternative practitioners or referral for further tests.

WHAT IS OSTEOPATHY? 2017-06-11T19:42:19+00:00

Osteopathy is a treatment of the musculo-skeletal system, which includes the muscles, bones, ligaments, tendons, nerves, blood supply and other connective tissues. Its aim is to consider the whole body and how that relates to the pain or discomfort with which a patient may present.

To function at its best a body needs harmony and fluidity and an osteopath is trained to locate the areas that may limit this expression. This may be as a result of postural imbalances, poor work stations, illness, injuries, stress, wear and tear or limiting beliefs. An osteopath will try to locate the cause of the complaint and then treat to alleviate the pain or discomfort. This is done using a variety of techniques, massage, stretching, articulation, joint manipulation or a cranial sacral approach. All with the aim of relieving muscle tension and improving balance which will enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues and help your body’s own healing mechanisms. Advice on posture and exercise will be provided to help aid recovery, promote health and prevent symptoms recurring.

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