Osteopathy

COVID-19 Update

PHASED REOPENING FROM 28 MAY 2020

We hope you are staying safe and keeping well during these testing times. As from 28 May 2020, we have started a phased reopening of our clinic for face to face consultations to meet the clinical needs of our patients. Following a broad outline from the UK Government on how the country plans to move forward and in accordance with guidance from our Professional Governing Bodies and Public Health England, we have put in place measures to ensure the safety…

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Well-Being Week

WELL-BEING WEEK

WELL-BEING WEEK WITH POSITIVELY PUTNEY The Putney Clinic will be participating on several free events organised by Positively Putney as part of its Well-being Week. From the 18 to 24  May,   experts from a number of fields will discuss ways to help your well-being while you work from home and cope working in lockdown. There will also be physical and mindful sessions to help reduce stress, increase engagement and activity. We want everyone to be able to interact & participate…

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COVID-19 Update

WE REMAIN OPEN FOR REMOTE CONSULTATIONS

Due to the current Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, we have temporarily suspended in-patient consultations at our clinic but are offering remote consultations instead. These are also currently being supported by most of the major health insurers. We understand that living with pain or injury can be detrimental to your well-being and mental health, so we will do our best to support you in these challenging times. Those who are already on their journey to recovery will need assistance to progress their…

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THE IMMUNE SYSTEM AND HOW TO KEEP IT FIT AND HEALTHY

Whilst we are in the midst of the coronavirus Covid-19 crisis, there has never been a more important time to keep your immune system fit and healthy. The immune system is our bodies defence against invading bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites and other pathogens. It is a complex network of hundreds of specialised cell types and organs and is the second most complicated structure in the body, after the brain. Specialised cells called neutrophils, macrophages, lymphocytes and other white blood cells…

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All you need to know about MRI scans

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MRI SCANS

BY CLIVE LATHEY, D.O MSC (SPORTS MEDICINE) Musculoskeletal pain (back, neck and other joints), can be very acute and debilitating; resulting in fear and anxiety. As a consequence, patients often request MRI scans in the belief that it is going to be an important part of their treatment. While MRI scans are a “gold standard” diagnostic investigation, there are guidelines concerning their appropriate use. History of MRI scans MRI scans were developed in the 1970s and 1980s as a medical…

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SITTING: ARE YOU ADDICTED?

An article originally published in The Times by Helen Rumbelow about the amount of time we spend sitting down during the day. It is a tongue in cheek perspective of someone who spends a great part of the day sitting down, but who would like to get out of that habit. Humour aside, it is does highlight some of the difficulties that arise when attempting to break from the norm. In Scandinavian countries, it is estimated that as many as…

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HOW PHYSICAL THERAPY CAN HELP IF YOU SUFFER FROM CHRONIC PAIN

If you suffer from chronic pain, you’ve probably at some point been told that you’re supposed to stay as active as possible. However the thought probably makes you cringe, especially when sometimes, just getting through the day at home or work is hard enough. This is where a physical therapist can help. They can give you a personalised strengthening and exercise plan, and help you learn how to manage your daily life and reduce pain through certain treatments. Physical therapy…

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ARE YOUR PROBLEMS CONNECTED?

ARE YOUR PROBLEMS CONNECTED? It is not uncommon to have more than one problem in the body simultaneously. This surprises many people but as osteopaths, this is actually something we see very often. This is good news for patients, who may find resolution to several persistent problems. However, the key is finding the primary problem. PRIMARY PROBLEMS AND SECONDARY EFFECTS Achilles tendon injuries can take months to recover, during which time a slight limp can develop and put strain on…

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BACK PAIN: 15 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Back Pain: Myths Versus Facts This is an interesting article on back pain that was originally featured in the Irish Independent. Back pain is so prevalent that it costs the country more than cancer and diabetes treatment combined. However, there are many myths circulating about the condition. We asked some of Ireland’s leading experts to shed some light on the common ailment Managing back pain costs the State more than cancer and diabetes combined. Most of these costs are related to…

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PAINKILLERS AND NSAIDS VERSUS OSTEOPATHY

Painkillers and NSAIDs versus Osteopathy? This is an area of great debate. Painkillers (such as paracetamol) and NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such ibuprofen) are two of the most common pharmaceutical drugs used to treat musculoskeletal (mechanical) pain. However, recent evidence has shown that these types of drugs are very often ineffective, if not inappropriate, in the treatment of musculoskeletal pain. Here Osteopath Tim Goullet sheds some light as to why traditional forms of physical therapy such as Osteopathy are more…

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CONTACT

THE PUTNEY CLINIC OF PHYSICAL THERAPY

266 Upper Richmond Road,
Putney
London  SW15 6TQ.

Tel: 020 8789 3881
Email: info@putneyclinic.co.uk

The Putney Clinic is a trading name of The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy Ltd. Registered in England and Wales. Company Number 06526680.

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