OSTEOPATHY - NOT ONLY FOR BACK PAIN



About Osteopathy and the osteopaths in our Central London Osteopathy and Sports Injury Clinics.

Osteopathy is a way of detecting and treating damaged arts of the body such as muscles, ligaments, nerves and joints. When the body is balanced and efficient, just like a well tuned engine, it will function with the minimum of wear and tear, leaving more energy for daily living.

Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment with which the osteopath works with the structure and function of the body.

Osteopaths believe that maintenance of good mechanical function is essential to good health and that problems in the framework of the body can disturb the circulatory system or nerves to any part of the body, and affect any aspect of health.
Osteopaths work to restore the structure and function of the body to a state of balance and harmony, so helping the whole person.
Osteopathy is also a preventative therapy. A regular service session two to four times a year helps keep your body stress free and in good working order.

A list of pains and comditions that osteopaths are asked to help with:
Although osteopaths are best known for treating neck & back problems – osteopaths really see many of these – many other conditions present in our osteopathy clinics.
below is a brief list of some of the more common conditions our osteopaths are asked to help with:
Cervical or neck pain including whiplash injuries
Headaches and migraines
Thoracic or back pain including rib pain and sternum pain
Lower back pain, pelvic pain, hip pain and gluteal or buttock pain
Sciatica and referred pain, ITB pain
Curvature of the spine, scoliosis and spinal dysfunction
Subluxations, back strain, back injury, correct alignment and musculoskeletal balance
Frozen shoulder, shoulder girdle, stereo-clavicular and acromioclavicular pain
Elbow pain, wrist pain, hand and finger pain
Tennis elbow, golfers elbow and other sports injuries
Knee pain, cruciate ligament, acl post-operative rehabilitation
Ankle pain, foot pain including plantar fasciitis and metatarsal Gia, toe pain
Sprained ankles including Achilles tendon pain
Muscle spasm and cramps
Muscle and ligament strains and tears of arms and legs eg calf tears, hamstring tears
Jaw pain and dysfunction, clenching and grinding of your teeth
Lymphatic drainage, bloating, abdominal cramps and pain, constipation, sluggish bowel
Work cover assessment / treatment including RSI (repetitive strain injuries) from overuse
Ergonomic assessment and advice
Pregnancy, neonatal and childcare treatment and advice
Arthritis pain and stiffness relief

What should I expect from my visit to an osteopath?
Osteopaths consider each person as an individual : On arrival for your first visit you will be asked to fill out a form with your relevant details., then your osteopath will spend time taking a detailed medical history including important information about your lifestyle and diet. You will normally be asked to undress to your underwear or similar and perform a series of simple movements to assess which joints are restricted and what to what extent.

With their hands osteopaths identify abnormalities within the human structure and function.
This will help your osteopath reaching a full diagnosis and treatment plan tailored to your needs.
They then facilitate the body's ability to heal itself through a variety of stretching, mobilizing and manipulative techniques.
With added exercises and health advice, osteopaths help reducing the symptoms and improve your health and quality of life. Osteopathy is also a preventative therapy. A regular service session two to four times a year helps keep your body stress free and in good working order.

Osteopathy and the treatment of painful conditions:
Osteopaths can diagnose the cause of pain and help to ease it by reducing tissue inflammation. The osteopaths treatment methods range from massage of muscles and connective tissues to manipulation and stretching of joints.
This helps to reduce muscle spasm, to increase mobility and to create a healthier state in which damaged tissues can heal.
Much long-term, recurrent pain is caused by degenerative changes to the body's framework. Nobody can reverse this process of ageing, but your osteopaths treatment may still ease pain. Pain control is an important part of our treatment in the Central London Osteopathy and Sports Injury Clinics and our osteopaths give guidance on simple self-help methods to use at home.
The skilled techniques of osteopathy can often allow you a speedy return to normal activity.
If you have had a pain for a long time, and other forms of treatment have not helped, osteopathic treatment can be beneficial, although it may require time and patience.

Key points to remember...
Osteopaths are skilled health care professionals, and osteopaths deal with pain every day.
Osteopaths treat six million people suffering from pain each year.
Our osteopaths can help you with treatment and advice on self-help.
Osteopaths treat acute and chronic pain and osteopaths can help prevent pain from recurring.
Our Osteopaths are all living up to the high standards of the Central London Osteopathy and Sports Injury Clinics and the Register of Osteopaths.

Registered osteopaths in the Central London Osteopathy and Sports Injury Clinics:

Torben Hersborg, principal osteopath:
Torben founded the Central London Osteopathy and Sports Injury Clinics in 1991 and through his insight into sports injuries (37 years of competitive judo – 5th in the 2002 World Masters Championships), his interests are sports injuries and sports performance enhancement for the Elite Competitor as well as structural treatment for acute pains, long term conditions, He likes cases that so far have been resistant to treatment.
Patients have come from around the World to see him and flown him to most Continents as well. They include numerous World- and Olympic Champions, Oscar Winners and Top Performers.
Our osteopaths and physiotherapists are registered with all major health insurances.
BUPA and AXA/PPP who since 2016/7 are reducing benefits per treatment and not allowing their members to top up will not make it viable for most clinics in Central London to work with them. We are therefore restricting our BUPA treatments to one osteopath, Tracy Davies and one physiotherapist, Robert Galloway until further notice. AXA/PPP have reduced their benefit to a level that makes it impossible for us to work with them at all.

Chris Romero, osteopath and physiotherapist:
Qualified as a physiotherapist in 2003, he decided to further improve his treatment skills by becoming an osteopath as well. He is one of the very few in UK to have this excellent treatment combination. His background as a semiprofessional football player in Spain gives him the first hand insight into sports injuries and training, which is one of the areas, where Central London Osteopathy and Sports Injury Clinics excel above most. Our osteopaths and physiotherapists are registered with all major health insurances.
BUPA and AXA/PPP who since 2016/7 are reducing benefits per treatment and not allowing their members to top up will not make it viable for most clinics in Central London to work with them. We are therefore restricting our BUPA treatments to one osteopath, Tracy Davies and one physiotherapist, Robert Galloway until further notice. AXA/PPP have reduced their benefit to a level that makes it impossible for us to work with them at all.

Tracy Davies osteopath, osteopath:
Tracy qualified from the British School of Osteopathy in 1992. With 20+ years experience she offers an integrated approach to osteopathy, combining structural techniques with deep tissue massage, alongside postural and ergonomic advice to achieve the best results for each patient. She has been part of the team providing high quality osteopathic care to patients attending the orthopaedic and rheumatology department at the Central Middlesex Hospital Trust and Bupa Wellness and specializes in the treatment of work related musculo - skeletal pain, especially those resulting from poor posture, work ergonomics and stress impacting the body.
Tracy is also committed to the education of students at The British School of Osteopathy (BSO), where she was a clinic tutor for several years. On completing her Masters at Imperial College London, 2002, she was appointed Community Clinic Co-coordinator for the BSO, developing and expanding the portfolio of the Schools’ award winning outreach clinics and continues in her role today. Tracy is registered with all major healthcare insurers including BUPA and WPA but not AXA/PPP who in 2016 reduced their benefits for osteopathy to their members.

Brent Snell, osteopath:
Brent qualified from the British School of Osteopathy in 2002.He comes from a musical background and for many years prior to becoming an Osteopath he was a professional musician and worked extensively in London and throughout Europe. Brent has a wide variety of osteopathy experience and interests from treating babies using cranial osteopathy through to Structural techniques. Our osteopaths and physiotherapists are registered with all major health insurances.
BUPA and AXA/PPP who since 2016/7 are reducing benefits per treatment and not allowing their members to top up will not make it viable for most clinics in Central London to work with them. We are therefore restricting our BUPA treatments to one osteopath, Tracy Davies and one physiotherapist, Robert Galloway until further notice. AXA/PPP have reduced their benefit to a level that makes it impossible for us to work with them at all.

Delphine Butler, osteopath:
Delphine Butler graduated from the British School of Osteopathy (BSO) in 2008 with Distinction and later returned to teach osteopathic techniques to the students of osteopathy at the British School of Osteopathy itself.
She practiced in various multidisciplinary practices in London for 4 years working alongside different medical and complimentary therapists. In 2011, she relocated to a town on the outskirts of London to take over a busy osteopathic practice.

Delphine’s own experiences with pregnancy and postnatal care, plus the challenges of sharing her time between work and family, led her to a deeper understanding of the area of women’s health. She became highly motivated to provide excellent care in this field.

She has completed a postgraduate course in an Osteopathic approach to Women’s Health with the Molinari Institute of Health (MIH) in London.
Delphine was taught by leading osteopaths, gynecologists, obstetricians and midwives in the field.
She now enjoys using all her acquired osteopathic skills and knowledge to provide the best opportunity for her female patients to experience health throughout the various stages of their lives.

Delphine and her family moved to Jaipur, India for 9 months in 2016 to successfully establish an osteopathic clinic within a hospital.
She also worked at the BSO teaching Osteopathic Technique at undergraduate level in 2014/2015.

Delphine studied many courses in England, Germany and Canada to broaden her knowledge in cranial, structural and paediatric osteopathy from various leading Osteopaths in the field.
She became a certified Pilates instructor in 2010, and often prescribes Pilates based exercises alongside her osteopathic treatments. She also uses dry needling as an adjunct to her treatments having completed a course with the British Medical Acupuncture Society Certificate in Western Acupuncture in 2011.
Delphine is registered with all the major private health insurances but not BUPA and AXA/PPP who in 2016/7 are reducing benefits per treatment and not allowing their members to top up. This will not make it viable for most clinics in Central London to function. We are therefore restricting our BUPA treatments to one osteopath, Tracy Davies and one physiotherapist, Robert Galloway until further notice. AXA/PPP have reduced their benefit to a level that makes it impossible for us to work with them.




With osteopathy, physiotherapy and sports injury clinics in kings cross and Shoreditch, we are conveniently located for Central London, the City, Moorgate, North, West, South and East London.
Our Pentonville Road clinic is serving Islington, Kings Cross, Euston, St Pancras, Moorgate, West end, Camden, City, Chelsea, Harley Street, Kensington, Knightsbridge and post codes: N1, W1, W2, W8, NW1, WC1, WC2, EC1, EC2, EC3, EC4, SE1 for a complete health care.
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