Fulham Osteopaths is here for one reason - to make you feel better! Our mission is to work with you and get you on the road to recovery as fast as possible. We are family run business, with a premium service offering a wide choice of Osteopaths. Senior practitioners are always available to help answer your questions. Emails and questions will be answered quickly and appointments are available monday to saturday, with early and late availability. We have a proper reception service, no waiting and leaving messages!
Whether you are a mother with a new baby, an athlete or just a bit sorry for yourself, our highly trained and selected Osteopath team is here for you. Give Angela our practice manager a ring to arrange an appointment or to speak to an Osteopath.
We are a long established Osteopathy and Alternative Therapies practice on the Fulham Road, dedicated to the highest standards of care. We offer professional and effective treatment for aches, pains and more complex problems. The practice is run by Melinda and Andrew Cotton, both osteopaths that have been in practice since 1989. Fulham Osteopaths have been helping the good folk of SW6 since 1989, and are now the biggest private Osteopathy clinic in London. Eleven Osteopaths and eight alternative therapists are on our team, and they have huge experience across the board from gentle cranial work for the newborn to adult and elderly injuries, strains and wear and tear. We specialise in the care of mother and baby, and we have a dedicated headache and dizziness clinic. Have a read of our in depth site, or give our helpful reception team a ring for any specific questions you have.
Have a look through our reviews posted to Google. All are genuine patients and all reviews are shown. When you come for treatment you may have a different experience from that of our patients below. Every case is different, and understanding how a real person responds to treatment is a great part of our training. You may do better, the same or not so well as our reviewers. If you have any questions we welcome a quick call and one of our osteopaths can help you deciding what treatment is right for you. Please be assured that if we think you would be better cared for by other medical discilpines we will help you with understanding your best options.
Enrica De Cesare 5 reviews ★★★★★ 2 weeks ago I met Simon Brocard a year ago and since then he has become the osteopath I can always rely on. His very gentle, but effective approach treats both my body and my mind while he deals with all my issues with competence and, most of all, care. I cannot speak of him highly enough and I am really grateful I had the chance meet him and be treated by him.
Louisa Widdowson 1 review ★★★★★2 months ago My 13 year old daughter has suffered severe headaches for several years and i was at a loss as to what to do next. Melinda was recommended by a friend to see if she could help. Since the first consultation she has made huge progress, far more than I could have wished for.
Amy Boylan 1 review ★★★★★ 8 months ago My GP recommended I see Melinda when I was struggling with post-natal hip problems and I couldn't be happier with her treatment of me. Half a dozen or so friends have since said that they love Melinda too. She has 30 years of experience and uses a range of techniques to treat problems holistically. My hip is recovering well, as are various other back and joint issues of old. As a brilliant bonus, Melinda is wonderful with children and my baby happily crawls around the floor under the table during treatment, and I've even brought both my kids along during school holidays. I can't speak highly enough of Fulham Osteopaths.
monina shannon 1 review ★★★★★ 11 months ago I first visited Fulham Osteopaths unable to stand up straight, and I can't praise them enough. They were so friendly, welcoming and accommodating, and Melinda really put me at ease on my first visit - and also worked miracles, as, on my second visit a couple of days later, I was able to walk in fully upright! I have had appointments with both Melinda and Andy, and the level of care is second to none. The advice Melinda has given me to carry through in my day-to-day activities has also proved to be invaluable. I would not hesitate to recommend this wonderful practice - go and see them!
Caroline T 2 reviews ★★★★★ 11 months ago I would highly recommend seeing Simon Brocard at this practice for any issues with a newborn baby, especially tongue tie. My daughter has been seen twice by him so far and after both visits I noticed an immediate improvement in her range of motions and her feeding. The tongue tie release alone wouldn't have been enough - she still wasn't able to use her tongue fully after the release, so feeding was still very painful. Simon was able to diagnose where the tension was, and start working on it immediately. He has given me exercises to do with her at home, and I can really see them working. My baby is more relaxed - she's not holding as much tension in her neck, so she has more flexibility when feeding now. She can also stick her tongue out now, which she couldn't do before seeing Simon. I honestly think I might have given up breastfeeding without Simon's help. I can't recommend him highly enough. He's a specialist in tongue tie in babies, but I think it would be worth seeing him for any issues, especially following a long or difficult birth. I am definitely a cranial-osteopathy convert - it works!
Jake Willis 10 reviews ★★★★★ 3 months ago Great service and very pleased with the results - I saw Cederic who helped me get rid of some annoying pains in just three sessions
Victoria Washer 2 reviews ★★★★★ 10 months ago Having worked in a shop opposite Fulham Oesteopath for 5 years, I'd heard many customers talking about how wonderful their experience was there. After my baby was born I booked an appointment and wasn't disappointed. They not only helped my baby but also supported me as a new mother. I would highly recommend Fulham Oesteopath.
Jemima Herbert 1 review ★★★★★ 10 months ago I have been using the Fulham Osteopaths since I was a young girl and cannot recommend a place more. Melinda has helped me through all sorts of aches and pains and sometimes the more complex of issues. I always come away feeling much better and calmer and so will keep on coming back!
Rosalba Randall 1 review ★★★★★ a year ago I have had treatment with Melinda and I could feel her knowledge and experience. Her gentle and confident approach made feel very well supported. I received professional advice and suggestions for me to be more aware of my posture for the alignment of my body. After the treatment I felt taller than when it started.
Suzi Fulham 5 reviews ★★★★★a year ago I don't know where I'd have been without Fulham Osteopaths over the years in which they've helped me recover from various different illnesses and injuries, mild and severe. Melinda and Andrew Cotton and the team are all well-qualified, competent, caring and totally professional. The experience, maturity and level of care that the senior osteopaths in particular bring to their work is to my mind unique and incredibly valuable. The residents of Fulham are lucky to have this practice at its heart.
Anna-Louise Glancy 1 review ★★★★★ a year ago Melinda has been fantastic with my baby. He was a breech baby and very unsettled in his first few weeks. Our maternity nurse recommended that we visit Melinda to see if she could help. Melinda recognised straight away that our baby had a tongue tie and that this was why he wasn't feeding properly. Once this had been addressed our baby was a different child. Melinda also diagnosed a hip issue resulting from the breech position during pregnancy. She has been great at improving the hip mobility and works very sympathetically and gently. All the staff at Fulham Osteopaths are very friendly, professional and kind. I have been recommending them since our first appointment.
Nadene Whittome 1 review ★★★★★ a year ago My complicated medical history has left me with a combination of health issues that were proving difficult to resolve. Andy and his team have attentively and methodically helped me resolve these issues. Approaching my health as a 'whole of body' concept, rather than simply looking at each issue in isolation, has meant the resolutions will be long lasting. The team are always supportive and understanding, and I have always felt in safe and experienced hands. I have taken my son to the practice when he was suffering with a sporting injury, and they were wonderful helping him too. I really cannot recommend the team highly enough. I am just so pleased I found them!!
Ruth S 1 review ★★★★★ a year ago I have been using Fulham Osteopaths for several years for myself and my children. Most recently, Melinda has been treating my baby. It is clear that she has an immense amount of knowledge and experience treating babies. She has an extremely gentle and reassuring manner, and I always feel that we are in the best hands.
SE SE 1 review ★★★★★ 3 months ago Wasted my time. When I booked I asked specifically if they were covered by my insurance company and they said they were. When I come for the appointment it turns outbthey are not.
Response from the owner in the last week Thank you very much for taking the time to give us this feedback and we are very sorry for any inconvenience you were caused. Our new receptionist made an appointment for you on his very first day on his own after training, and made a mistake. Luckily this matter came to light before your appointment, and you did not receive a treatment so fortunately you were not out of pocket. I hope that you have now found an osteopath that is registered with your insurance company and have made a complete recovery. The confusion arose because we used to be registered with the insurers in question but had to deregister because of new limitations they set on the way we work. This deregistration had not been noted in our staff training and we have now updated our procedures. Regards, Melinda Cotton Director Fulham Osteopaths
Shona Duncan 2 reviews ★★★★★ a year ago Really wonderful clinic - can't recommend highly enough. I can truly say that their expertise and caring approach has helped improve my health and quality of life over the past 5+ years.
Jo Arthur 2 reviews ★★★★★ a year ago Melinda is AMAZING! She is incredibly experienced, reads the body so accurately and has totally cured any pregnancy back pain I was experiencing. I highly recommend Melinda and the fabulous team at Fulham Osteopaths...experienced, friendly and highly effective treatments. Book in advance as they get very booked up!
Selena Afilani 1 review ★★★★★ a year ago I am happy to provide a strong reference for Marco. I cannot stress enough how professional, knowledgeable and experienced he is. Marco has the most amazing ability to make a patient feel comfortable and truly looked after and what is particularly unique about him is his way of thinking outside the box and tailoring the therapy based on the patient's medical history, daily routine, requirements and expectations. He invests a great deal of time in getting to know his patients and their overall medical condition in order to formulate sustainable ways to deal with their respective issues for the long term. He is very receptive of the patient's needs and has a very tactful way of dealing with them. I would highly recommend Marco to anybody as he really succeeded in improving my compromised condition (which had resulted from a very bad car accident). Thank you Marco! Selena
Alex Robson 1 review ★★★★★ a year ago I regularly see Andrew Cotton, I first saw him several years ago for chronic facial pain which his treatments helped to manage and alleviate. He has a fantastic approach to integrated healthcare, and his treatments help the body to work properly. I would highly recommend Andy and the clinic, everyone is so friendly, a warm healing place to go when you have a problem.
Martin Saweirs 9 reviews ★★★★★ a year ago I saw Melinda for a general MOT recently. She took time to ask me a range of carefully chosen holistic questions, listened intently to my answers and thoroughly assessed me during our session. She explained everything beautifully as we went along and I left, not only feeling better, but very well informed as to why! She is a kind, compassionate and very skilled osteopath, and I could not recommend her more highly.
Claire M 1 review ★★★★★ a year ago Melinda is a gentle natured and highly skilled osteopath - nothing to worry about in her capable hands. I feel so much better and know so much more about how my own body is working from my very first treatment . Would highly recommend !
Georgina Robertson 2 reviews ★★★★★ a year ago Melinda and Andy are first class. Andy has an incredibly gentle and sympathetic approach resulting in a long term acute neck problem being more stable that it has been for years. Melinda has the magic touch with babies encouraging them to melt in her hands and her treatments very quickly brought my daughter back to full health after suffering from recurrent ear infections. The practice also has a fantastic homeopath who has complimented their osteopathy skills so effectively. I couldn't recommend Fulham Osteopaths more. I only wish I had discovered them years ago thank you so much!
Hatty Stead 1 review ★★★★★ a year ago Lucy Lewis is amazing. She helped my son who wouldn't settle when he was 2 months old and we had tried everything else. He was immediately calmer, more relaxed and even his sleep improved- she is a miracle worker!
Andrea Charbonneau 1 review ★★★★★ a year ago I can't recommend this wonderful place enough! As a mum, I have visited Melinda on many occasions with our son (from sleep issues to recurring ear infections) and the results have been noticeable. My son adores Melinda, she has the most calming presence and goes above and beyond to help with her wealth of knowledge. I have visited both Melinda and Cedric to help with post c-section troubles and general wellbeing and I look forward to my quarterly visits!
Stephanie Robertshaw 1 review ★★★★★ a year ago Melinda and Andy's approach is holistic and intelligent, I know I'm in good hands. Their treatments make me feel all connected up again and much freer in my movement. My back and shoulders feel so much better, thank you.
Rosie Scott 2 reviews ★★★★★ a year ago Lucy Lewis is a wonderful osteopath. She worked wonders on me and my daughter. Highly recommended
mitch fujii 1 review ★★★★★ 2 years ago My 4 month old son was suffering from reflux and was very sensitive to touch, he always screamed whenever we touched his neck or back. I had not noticed but he was also a banana shape when he laid down flat, and had a crick in his neck which meant he never looked over his right shoulder. When ever i held him he arched his back and he was never happy unless in constant movement either rocking or bouncing.He also suffered from constipation and therefor was upset and angry, with a belly ache. Until going to see the osteopaths i thought it was just normal, just a newborn baby that cried a lot. oh my god what a difference, i can hardly believe it! After the first session he filled his nappy before we even left! i found he was often exhausted after a session and always had a good sleep and filled his nappy. Once the osteopath explained what was wrong with him and what they were doing, it all made sense. Understanding whats going on with my baby helps me feel less stressed about the constant crying or constant vomiting. I thought it was just my luck, a tough baby, something i would just have to get through. But you wouldn't recognize him now, he is straight and not a banana, he doesn't arch his back when i hold him, his reflux is diffidently much better. His constipation has massively improved, his personality is calmer and less upset all the time. His neck is better, he can now look both ways and you can now see his neck rather than a head on shoulders!. If i had known what a difference it would make, i would have done it earlier and saved myself a lot of time and sleepless nights. The staff were so wonderful and caring, even though he screamed when we came through the door most sessions!. There are so many lovely toys in the clinic (we even stole one by mistake - and returned it the next week!) to keep the little ones busy and lovely mobiles hanging above the treatment tables to distract them. The nappy changing area was equipped with everything i needed and i was allowed to breast feed him .before going i hadn't realized how stressed and anxious i was to go any where with him, and i was always nervous about new places. but this is a new mums haven. I couldn't have asked for any more. I am more relaxed mother now with a calmer happier baby. I would highly recommend cranial osteopathy for babies at this clinic. It has not only provided my child with greater physical well being, increased happiness, and contentment, but has given me greater peace of mind (and more sleep!).
Gary Keller 3 reviews ★★★★★ 3 years ago Melinda and her team create a lovely and friendly atmosphere. We took our 6 month old to have some cranial osteopathy and the experience was both incredibly helpful and informative. Melinda has a fantastic way with our little one and both me and my wife are really grateful for the work done and the improvement made. Can't recommend highly enough.
Grazia Trentini 1 review ★★★★★ 3 years ago Great Osteopaths! I really find their help so effective. The environment is friendly and competence excellent. Any time I see them I get great benefits and I con go back to my daily activities with no pain and without having to take unhealthy pain killers. Thank you very much for your work!
Carole Seawert 1 review ★★★★★ a year ago I've had a locked up neck for two years and have seen four different types of practitioner for this in varoius parts of London. Kam at Fulham Osteopaths is the fifth person I have tried and she is definitely sorting the problem, after all this time! Thank you, Kam....it feels wonderful to be able to move my neck again.
Charlie Billingtom 3 reviews ★★★★★ a year ago I highly recommend Fulham Osteopaths. They helped me throughout both of my pregnancies and following on from them. I could not recommend them highly enough and continue to tell all my friends about what fantastic work they do.
Romaine Coonghe 1 review ★★★★★ 2 years ago Melinda and Andrew have looked after me for over 20 years. I first visited the practice to help with Migraines and Asthma. A few years later I visited the Osteopaths with back problems and knee problems after a road traffic accident and now both of my sons are being seen by team. Melinda and her team have treated both of my sons since birth and not only for back and posture issues but, asthma and eczema too. The results have been amazing. I have also had Acupuncture there and an AMAZING massage from one of the massage therapists that works there. From the minute you walk in through the door you are greeted with a friendly and caring manner by the reception staff. The Osteopaths not only get you back on your feet but offer great advice on health, fitness and well being. I have often been in the reception and come across patients that not only come from other parts of England for treatment but even from abroad too, which surely must say something about the Fulham Osteopaths!
Chloe Hodgson 1 review ★★★★★ 2 years ago Andy and Melinda (and all their team) have been so amazing to both me and my 9 week premature baby and i would hugely recommend their practise. i think they are both miracle healers with such a wonderfully loving and caring nature. i can't thank them enough for everything they have done for us.
Louisa P 1 review ★★★★★ 4 years ago I've been going to Fulham Osteopaths for over a decade and I recommend them unreservedly. I've been treated by a number of osteopaths there, and they have all been fantastic. My regular osteopath is Melinda who is completely brilliant. She has also treated both my children (for teething, sleep issues etc.). In the past, when I lived on the other side of London, I occasionally strayed from Fulham Osteopaths and always regretted it. There are many osteopathy practices closer to home but I cannot compromise.
Jessica Waters 1 review ★★★★★ a year ago Recommended to me for cranial osteopathy for migraines. It has help me hugely and i would recommend to anyone struggling to get a handle on their migraines!
Munira Adenwalla 1 review ★★★★★4 years ago I'm a mum and a pediatric occupational therapist. So when it came to looking for a cranial osteopath for my son, I knew we'd be in good hands at Fulham Osteopaths. On a professional level, I had first-hand seen positive results and progress in children I have treated whom were also seen by their osteopaths. On a personal level, as soon as we enter the door, we feel so welcome by Kat, the practice manager who collects lots of smiles from my little one. It's such a warm and friendly environment. My son has made huge progress under the care of Mindi and Vanisha, thanks to their background in both classical and cranial osteopathy. It's wonderful that they also collaborate with other professionals offering us a holistic team approach. Since being treated by them, my son's body is more relaxed, he feeds better, his digestion and health has improved significantly, and he is happier and more comfortable. I feel I have an extended support team which is so comforting as a first-time mum and after both a difficult pregnancy and traumatic birth. I wholeheartedly recommend Fulham Osteopaths and am so grateful for all they've done for us.
Graham Burgess 1 review ★★★★★ 2 years ago My family and I have been patients at FO since we moved to Fulham in 1998. All the various ailments that parents and a young family can have have been treated by Andy and his team. Most recently I visited with a back problem and wasn't able to physically sit, only to walk out 30 minutes later wondering how a real life "miracle" had occured!! Highly recommended.
Jude de Bont 2 reviews ★★★★★ 2 years ago I've been attending Fulham Osteopaths and receiving treatment from Mindi for just over two years and it has been fantastic. Having known little about osteopathy before attending the clinic I'm now an absolute convert and advocate. After years of unhelpful physiotherapy and pain, with little progression, osteopathy was what released my spine and improved my posture. Injuries from my childhood were viewed as just as important as present day symptoms. As a dancer, and physically active individual, the mobility I have attained from attending osteopathy sessions has been invaluable. Fulham Osteopaths treat the whole person and are great for advising you on other holistic treatments and/or health practitioners - Mindi even recommended my dentist!
Eric Hensel Local Guide ・21 reviews・8 photos ★★★★★ 6 years ago I just finished a one hour introductory consultation with one of their many osteopaths. I have had much experience with chiropractors and, unfortunately, some back problems. It wasn't until this visit that I really felt cared for and learned more about how to relax, breath, and move my muscles the correct way. Doctor also gave a wonderful spine and upper body massage (light) and adjustment. Only 67 quid too...sure beats harley street. Oh, and the doctors and reception were really nice and fun too! I don't even know why I am only giving them 4 stars, I guess I will wait until further visits and see how it all ends up.
We take the time to carefully select and further train our team of osteopaths so you don't have to worry about who you can trust to look after you or your baby… All practitioners are fully registered with the General Osteopathic council, and are fully insured. We now have built a team of associate, senior and consultant level Osteopaths second to none, and you can see details of our osteopaths qualifications and interests here
A proper clinic with full time reception and full disabled access
Fulham Osteopaths at 769 Fulham Road in Fulham is a family run business, established in Fulham in 1989. The practice was custom designed and built for one purpose - to be the best and brightest space for you to get help. If you are looking for a Fulham Osteopath, we have the expertise and accessibility for the whole family. We open early till late mon-fri, and we are open on saturday too.
Always value for money, Harley St. standards at local prices
Fulham Osteopaths is not part of some group or chain, and we always strive to strike a balance between fair prices and paying for the practice. We have various cost saving schemes, and our practitioners are registered with most of the health insurance companies. There are no extras or hidden costs, and you can check out our prices for treatment
At some so-called Osteopathy practices you will get an Osteopath that seems to have forgotten what Osteopathy is - a physical, hands on, balancing of the structure of your marvellous body to find health. If your osteopath does cupping, dry needling, counselling or a thousand other not-osteopathy things, you have to ask - what is so weak about their osteopathy that they do not use it, refine it, trust it, master it? At Fulham Osteopaths we operate a strict Osteopaths do Osteopathy policy. Our Practice Principals regularly lecture and teach other Osteopaths, and Andrew has written a paper in a peer reviewed academic Journal on the subject of Osteopathic Principles.
It works !!! I was not that enthusiastic about osteopathy. Kate and Melinda explained everything to me, their work was really effective. It works !
Charlotte Randall, Actress
I wish I had known this wonderful place years ago. I would not have had to suffer those many years. Now I feel much better and “young” again. But I still come in as I enjoy the treatments.
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Mother and Baby
When we come into the world, life will already be throwing it's challenges at us. Being born, falling out of high chairs, and the whole list of childhood upsets. Phew! At fulham osteopaths we see a lot of mums and their babies and children. Little ones respond just as well as adults to treatment, and often improvements are really fast. We offer gentle cranial osteopathy for birth issues, and as children develop they come in for work on things like bumps and strains, and postural and spinal issues. Call to speak to an osteopath, and we can let you know if we may be able to help. Our Osteopaths have trained for many years and then undertake extensive post-graduate work to ensure very safe and effective treatment for mother and baby. We use very gentle Cranial and massage techniques, which help rebalance and relax away aches and strains, allowing you and your baby to get on with the adventure of parenthood. At Fulham Osteopaths you will find an experienced team of therapists second to none, able to offer a professional and expert support service for mother and baby, all the way from fertility and conception issues through to breast-feeding and treatment of the baby and child. Click for more details of our mother and baby services. Fulham osteopaths is host to the Natural Natal Centre, a collaborative multi-disciplinary group of experienced natural therapists. It offers an excellent package based solution for health support of the mother and baby through pregnancy, birth and after. See more details on the NNC site
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Children, as any parent knows, are challenging. As they grow up we try to keep them safe and we try to set them free. At Fulham Osteopaths we want to give your child the very best chance to grow happily and healthily. children get just the same physical issues as adults, but often their natural vitality means that though you know something is not right, it is not obvious either. Extensive training and experience in the care of children means that our Osteopaths can really get to the bottom of any issues and work with other specialists to solve the problem. Whether it is postural issues, growing pains, scrapes and injuries, the expert caring approach of a skilled osteopath is irreplaceable in making sure your child has absolutely the best care and support as they grow. If you have any questions about specific issues, do feel free to call and speak to one of our experienced practitioners. Many of our Osteopaths are parents themselves and understand…
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The body is miraculous in the way it can heal itself, as we variously challenge and abuse it. Looking things up on the internet, trying this or that, taking this or that. What to do for the best? Osteopathy for over one hundred and twenty years has been the secret solution, so that many people just start to trust the treatment from" my osteopath". More than the procedural approach of Physiotherapy, less monochromatic than the adjustments of chiropractic, no side effects like medication. Just getting your body to work properly, so it can look after itself. Whether things need straightening out, relaxing, given the ease to allow healing, or getting that last few percent of performance, osteopathy is the sophisticated and successful choice. Many people come as and when issues arise, others regularly to keep in optimum shape. We will work with you to devise an affective and affordable plan, and we will never offer treatment if it is unlikely to help. Osteopathy is also extraordinarily safe, with the risks of serious problems following treatment so low as to be virtually unmeasurable. Call to book an appointment, or we are happy to have a chat on the phone to see if we might be able to help.
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In Middle Age
Not young and not old, it should be the prime of one's life. Sometimes perhaps an injury heroically skiing that never resolved, sometimes tiredness and headaches at work. Whatever, now is the time to sort it out! What you don't want is for things to build up, this and that, until suddenly you can't run for a bus or swim in the sea. Maintenance and repair is so important for the long life of any machinery, and us humans are no different. Click to find out more about to find out more about Osteopathy. We absolutely can improve or fully resolve most physical problems, give Osteopathy a try!
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As You Get Older
All too often aches and pains can become an increasing bother, getting in the way of all those things we just want to get on with. Our elderly patients tell us about how they felt there were no solutions they trusted, perhaps painkillers with their side effects, or being told "you'll just have to put up with it, it's wear and tear". Our experience is not so depressing! Our practice principal Melinda once led a specialist Osteopathy for the elderly unit at the British School of Osteopathy, and the good news is that many things you are told you have to put up with can really be helped! Yes really! Sometimes things can be resolved completely, sometimes the worst of the pain eased so you can sleep again. Or walk again! Do not be put off by worries about the treatment or what it might cost. Many of our elderly patients find it so valuable they literally would not be without it. Ask to speak with Melinda and she can let you know in plain language if we can help you. We have various cost cutting schemes if money is a big worry, we are used to finding a way forward that is affordable and effective.
Most people will suffer with back pain at some time in their lives. Our western lifestyle, working, sitting, perhaps not getting the rounded exercise we might do, everything seems to put a strain on our back. Problems can vary from the mildly irritating to unbearable. Osteopaths train over many years to understand the way a spine functions, and how that is linked with your history and lifestyle. Each case is assessed very carefully, and a picture is built up - how did it come to this? What is the way forward? We can help nearly every case we see, but the solution will be tailored to your situation;
Hands on treatment to align, relax and balance your spine
Careful work with our hands on tight and painful muscles
Work on postural and structural makeup to recover the natural ease and lift in a spine
Possibly lifestyle issues, including habit and exercise
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Aches and Pains
Whether it is from an accident, an act of physical heroism or something that just comes out of nowhere, aches and pains can become a depressing constant in one's life. Osteopathy exists primarily to help your body heal itself properly and permanently, so you can get on with your life. The treatment is not rocket science, just relaxing, straightening and organising the body so it can do what it is designed to, heal up and get better. This explains why Osteopathy is so successful, it just encourages something which is natural, what the body is trying to do anyway. We can look at a solution for you after a full evaluation of your problem. Some things need just the occasional visit as and when, others steady treatment over a period. We will discuss this all with you at your first visit. Discover what many thousands already have, a body that just works after Osteopathic treatment.
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Headaches can be so frustrating. Whether it is time of the month, stress at work or whiplash, many many people suffer for years, even lifetimes with headache. They can vary from the occasional twinge to the truly awful. At Fulham Osteopaths we have a special clinic dedicated to the treatment of headache. This came about because we noticed that many headache cases, despite other treatments or medication, typically respond surprisingly well and quickly to our approach. Did you know, for example, that in our experience most headaches come from upper neck trouble? This makes the treatment of headache typically quite straightforward. We are trained to diagnose your headache, taking a detailed case history. If something doesn't sound quite right we can advise you about scans etc., for reassurance that nothing more serious is wrong. Many people wrongly worry about their headache when the problem is not serious. Men in particular will often suffer head pain unnecessarily, stoically, for years and years. Let us have a look using our careful, expert approach and we will let you know clearly what we think is going on and what can be done to help or solve your problem. We are so successful with chronic tension headache treatment we now run a special headache clinic within Fulham Osteopaths, to foster awareness of the expert care we provide, and draw together a multi-disciplinary team. fulham headache clinic
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Sports injuries often require something of a specialist approach in management. Often a result of pushing outside performance envelopes (as opposed to the more usual shrinking performance envelopes), healing requires rest and graduated return to activity with treatment to optimise healing rates and address biomechanical disadvantage locally and generally as an integrated machine. For example, many if not most ankle and knee mistracks can be traced back to the spine and pelvis alignment. Osteopaths bring particular skills to this problem, sometimes also working with personal trainers, dietary specialists etc. There is the further question of human blueprinting, getting 100% of the structure's function by dealing very precisely with alignment and legacy tissue change (scarring, adhesions etc.), and inappropriate neurological sensitivity (pain syndromes, facilitation etc.). We have various useful specialists in the field, ask reception to speak to an osteopath for more details.
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Illness and Visceral Complaints
Many people do not realise that osteopathy was originally conceived by the founder , AT Still, as a reform of medicine looking at causes of illness rather than treating effects with "suppressive" medication. He reasoned that the immune system could deal with many troubles but often the circulation was compromised, so that a standoff ensued between a problem and the body's reduced capacity to fight it. He identified physical restrictions and spinal reflexes which contributed to the chronic, depleted state. Treatment informed by special postgraduate training in this approach (classical osteopathy) helps the body to fully muster it's resources and overcome illness. Many complaints respond to this enabling approach. For more details see our page on classical osteopathy here. ASA guidelines require that we do not claim to treat any illness per-se. We do however treat the whole person and wait for nature to respond.
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Andy said he would be able to reduce my pain by 70% - he has and more. A real treatment that works.
Anon, real patient testimonial
I wish I had known this wonderful place years ago. I would not have had to suffer those many years. Now I feel much better and “young” again. But I still come in as I enjoy the treatments.