Osteopathy at The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy

OSTEOPATHY

Osteopathy is a discreet medical speciality that recognises the importance of the link between the structure of the human body and the way it functions. The treatment was founded in America in 1874 by Dr Andrew Taylor Still and, in 1892, the first school opened. However, the fundamentals of osteopathy, massage and manipulation can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and other civilisations.

WHAT DOES OSTEOPATHY INVOLVE?

Osteopaths focus on the body’s skeleton and joint function along with the underlying muscles, soft tissue and internal organs. They work with their hands, using techniques such as deep massage, manipulation and mobilisation to treat conditions like back pain, sciatica, repetitive strain injury and sports injuries. It is the work of an osteopath to recognise and diagnose the cause of symptoms, eliminating by a thorough medical examination any pathology which requires further referral, and set about the process of restoring a degree of healthy functioning to the whole body by means of ‘hands-on’ treatment and deeply intuitive care.

OSTEOPATHY AT THE PUTNEY CLINIC OF PHYSICAL THERAPY

Our osteopaths at The Putney Clinic use physical therapy combined with electrotherapy. They have a strong emphasis on rehabilitation and strengthening exercises.

CONDITIONS TREATED WITH OSTEOPATHY

We can use osteopathy in the treatment of the following conditions:

  • Neck and back pain
  • Cervicogenic headache (headache arising from the neck)
  • Migraine prevention
  • Disc injuries including sciatica
  • Arthritis
  • Sports injuries
  • Shoulder conditions (e.g. rotator cuff syndrome)
  • Stress related disorders
  • Muscle tension and tears
  • Neuralgia
  • Lumbago and sciatica
  • Generalised aches and pains

SPORTS OSTEOPATHY

The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy offers sports osteopathy services at our clinics in Putney and Chelsea. Mobility of the body is of the utmost importance to the sportsperson. Poor flexibility in the joints and muscles will prevent the body from performing at its optimum. It can also often be contributory factor to injury.

The bones, joints, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues are structures that make the human body a dynamic machine. By assessing the posture and condition of those structures, osteopaths are able to promote a rapid recovery from injury. In addition to treating injuries, sports osteopathy can help to prevent them from occurring. It is particularly effective for sports that require controlled body mechanics, in particular golf and tennis.

SOME OSTEOPATHY TERMINOLOGY

  • Mobilisation: a gentle technique to loosen stiff joints and ease painful joints.
  • Manipulation: a high velocity thrust technique with minimal range of motion. Used to help loosen a stiff joint.
  • Traction: a gentle stretching technique than can be either manual or mechanical.
  • Soft-tissue techniques: these include massage, deep tissue, trigger point and muscle energy techniques.

FINDING THE RIGHT TREATMENT FOR YOU

We recommend that you complete our free health assessment form and a member of the team will contact you to book an initial consultation with one of our registered osteopaths. You can consult our osteopathy treatment fees here. For appointments, you can book online or by calling us on 020 8789 3881.

"Our ethos is not solely on treatment, but reflects the clinic's aim to promote achievable lifestyle improvements and preventative measures, with a strong emphasis on exercise rehabilitation, suited to your individual needs."

Clive Lathey DO. MSc (Sports Medicine)
Registered Osteopath & Sports Scientist. Founder of The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy

"Our ethos is not solely on treatment, but reflects the clinic's aim to promote achievable lifestyle improvements and preventative measures, with a strong emphasis on exercise rehabilitation, suited to your individual needs."

Clive Lathey DO. MSc (Sports Medicine)
Registered Osteopath & Sports Scientist. Founder of The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy

"Our ethos is not solely on treatment, but reflects the clinic's aim to promote achievable lifestyle improvements and preventative measures, with a strong emphasis on exercise rehabilitation, suited to your individual needs."

Clive Lathey DO. MSc (Sports Medicine)
Registered Osteopath & Sports Scientist. Founder of The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy

THE AWARD-WINNING PUTNEY CLINIC OF PHYSICAL THERAPY

The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy, winner of the Institute of Osteopathy Practice of the Year Award 2017.
The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy, winner of the Best Family Friendly Business Award at The Wandsworth Business Awards 2016.

TESTIMONIALS FROM OUR CLIENTS

“The physical demands of being an actor often require the services of a professional medical team. Clive and his team of experts help keep me fit and healthy.”

Daniel Radcliffe

Actor

“A professional golfer needs to have a strong and mobile spine. When I had a problem with my back, Clive helped me to achieve this with treatment and exercises.”

Colin Montgomerie OBE

Professional golfer

“Although retired from professional rugby, I dedicate a lot of time to keeping fit. Clive and his excellent team of health professionals keep me injury free.”

Lawrence Dallaglio MBE, OBE

Ex-England Rugby Player

YOGA MAMA WELLNESS

Working in conjunction with Yoga Mama Wellness, we offer a broad selection of mat-based Yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi classes as part of our exercise and injury prevention programme. Our team of highly qualified teachers aim to help you achieve a mind-body balance.

DALLAGLIO CYCLE SLAM

We are proud to support the Dallaglio Foundation, founded by retired England and British Lions star Lawrence Dallaglio. The foundation helps disadvantaged young people via the RugbyWorks programme. It also organises the biennial Dallaglio Cycle Slam fundraising challenge.

IMAGE GALLERY

To gain further insight into what we do, take a peek through our image gallery. There are photos from our educational talks, workshops, open day events and charity activities. In addition to this, there are photos kindly submitted by the many elite sports people that we treat in action.

CONTACT US

THE PUTNEY CLINIC OF PHYSICAL THERAPY
266 UPPER RICHMOND ROAD,
PUTNEY,
LONDON SW15 6TQ.

TELEPHONE: 020 8789 3881
EMAIL: INFO@PUTNEYCLINIC.CO.UK

OPENING HOURS

  • Monday to Friday: 08:00 - 20:00
  • Saturday: 09:00 - 16:00
  • Sundays: Closed

The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy is a multidisciplinary clinic located in Putney, south-west London. We specialise in osteopathy, physiotherapy, massage, and sports injuries. We also offer acupuncture, nutrition and many other services as well as Yoga and Pilates classes and workshops. Our location is ideal for those living in Putney and Roehampton (SW15), Barnes (SW13), Wandsworth and Earlsfield (SW18), Wimbledon and Southfields (SW19), Fulham and Parsons Green (SW6), Hammersmith (W6), Chiswick (W4), Kew (TW9) and Mortlake and East Sheen (SW14) and other areas of south-west London. We also have an osteopathy clinic in Chelsea (SW3).

The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy works closely with leading private healthcare insurers such as Bupa, AXA, Aviva, WPA and simplyhealth.

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