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
- Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment
- Osteopaths believe that maintenance of good mechanical
A list of pains and comditions that osteopaths are asked to help with:
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
Osteopathy and osteopathsBritish Medical Association, BMA, guidance says that GPs can safely refer their patients for osteopathy as osteopaths are statutorily regulated health professionals
USA High Jump Champion, Jamie Nieto uses osteopaths in the Central London Osteopathy and Sports Injury Clinics to stay injury free and in top form.
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.
Statement by the register of osteopaths:The General Osteopathic Council regulates
the practice of osteopathy in the United Kingdom. By law osteopaths must be registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) in order to practise in the UK. We work with the public and osteopathic profession to promote patient safety by registering qualified professionals and we set, maintain and develop standards of osteopathic practice and conduct.
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.
About Osteopathy – by British Osteopathic Association
Your medical historyBefore we start to treat you, we will make a full medical assessment. We take time to listen to you and ask questions to make sure we understand your medical history and your day-to-day routine. We’ll ask you about things like diet, exercise and what is happening in your life, as these may give clues to help our diagnosis. We may feel your pulse and check your reflexes. We may also take your blood pressure and refer you for clinical tests, such as x-rays, if we think you need them.
Registered osteopaths in the Central London Osteopathy and Sports Injury Clinics:Our osteopaths and physiotherapists are registered with all major health insurances - except BUPA and AXA/PPP who since 2016/7 have reduced 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. Our osteopath, David Canevaro, is still registered with BUPA & AXA/PPP.
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 - except BUPA and AXA/PPP who since 2016/7 have reduced 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.
Diluka Perera osteopath, cranial osteopath in London, osteopath for babies:
Diluka qualified from the British College of Naturopathy and Osteopathy in 2003.
Her treatments consist of structural osteopathy and can involve cranial osteopathy, visceral osteopathy, naturopathy and nutrition. She also has interest and experience in treating children and babies. Diluka is registered with all the major private health insurances but not BUPA and AXA/PPP who in 2016/7 were 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 under their terms.
Michael Snell, osteopath in london:
Michael qualified with a master's degree from The British School of Osteopathy in 2014 and spent a year with the Osteopathic Sports Care Association (OSCA) working with GB and Olympic athletes and professional sports clubs including Bath Rugby Club and West Ham United Football Club.
Michael is qualified in Chiropractic Biophysics and was clinic manager at Back to Health Chiropractic Clinics in London for three years. Michael previously played football to a professional level at Dagenham and Redbridge Football Club and Thurrock Football Club and is currently 1st team osteopath to Great Baddow Football Club. Michael has experience working in the NHS at East Street GP surgery, Manna Clinic for the homeless and Chapman HIV clinic.
Fabio Basile, osteopath in London, manual therapist:
Apart from working at the Central London Osteopathy and Sports injury Clinic, Fabio is since 2013 the osteopath for the Italian Olympic rowing team, which is regarded as one of the best teams in the World, treating Olympic medallists, senior, U23 and junior athletes during the Italian camp and world championships. Fabio has a dual registration as an osteopath in 2 countries: Italy and UK.He has experience with different acute and chronic symptoms, from children to elderly. His particular interest is sports osteopathy: rowing, running, cycling, weight lifting, fitness activities, boxing and martial arts, kite-surfing, surfing, swimming, soccer, volleyball and basketball.
Fabio might use dry needling and kinesio-taping in his osteopathy treatments.
He is a researcher in reliability of osteopathic tests, with 2 international publications – and he is lecturer at some osteopathic, physiotherapy and medical conferences. Fabio has achieved an MSc in Sports and Exercise therapy.
Fabio has been teaching for several years and his osteopathic therapy is based on structural adjustments, visceral and cranio-sacral principles and it is continuously combined with techniques and therapies, such as kinesio-taping and postural-stretching advices. He is aware of differential diagnosis and medical conditions thanks to his first-hand experience with different GPs, specialists and medical teams.
You wil find him empathetic and caring, open-minded and ready to help anybody. Patients often feel a relief of pain even after the first treatment and a clear treatment plan will be presented and discussed throughout the therapy. Fabio combines his osteopathy with several years experience as exercise therapist and personal trainer.
He is also certified in DSE workstation assessment, to advise office workers on how to have a better posture and cope with desk-related discomforts. Insurance companies registration: Fabio is only registered with SimplyHealth.
Chiarra Paolillo, osteopath in London:
Chiarra graduated from Istituto Superiore di Osteopatia (ISO Milan) with a B.Sc. Honours in Osteopathy validated by the University of Wales, She is a registered osteopath in both Italy and the UK and she has a keen interest in sports osteopathy as she appreciates its role in preventing trauma as well as treating injuries. She enjoys treating patients at all stages in life, combining a wide variety of structural, cranial and visceral techniques in order to achieve the best outcome for her patient. She also incorporates the use of Kinesiotaping and Dry needling in her treatments as well as advice on lifestyle, posture and rehabilitation exercises to achieve the best recovery.
Chiarra is registered with all the major private health insurance companies - except BUPA and AXA/PPP who since 2016/7 reduced 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
Daniel Collis, osteopath in London
Dan graduated with a first class masters degree from the European School of Osteopathy.
An accomplished runner himself he has extensive experience in treating a variety of high level athletes especially in Atheltics. He has also helped many office workers get back to being pain free in short times.
Before qualifying as an Osteopath Dan worked as Physical training instructor both in the Army Reserves and in corporate settings.
His treatments are tailored to the needs of the patient and often include structural techniques alongside bespoke and up to date rehabilitation exercise advise to ensure an optimal recovery.
David Canevaro, osteopath in London
David Canevaro BSc Hons osteopathy, Polestar Pilates and APPI Clinical Pilates instructor,
ITEC remedial and sports massage therapist and western acupuncturist.
David specialises in the osteopathic treatment of sports injuries and other related musculoskeletal conditions.
With a background in osteopathy, chiropractic, acupuncture, sports massage, and dance, David has a unique approach and knowledge of soft tissue manipulation, trigger point release and sports injury rehabilitation.
David is a Polestar Pilates teacher and a former Australian Physiotherapy Pilates institute trainer. He has worked as a lecturer and clinic supervisor for the British School of Osteopathy and BCOM, two of the most respected osteopathic schools in the world.
David also specialises in acupuncture, gait analysis, and clinical Pilates, where Pilates is combined with osteopathy to treat a whole variety of conditions and injuries. David has named is own unique approach to rehabilitation osteolates.
Osteolates is a fusion of osteopathy and clinical pilates.
David also collaborates with Dr Ron McCulloch a specialist in Biomechanical assessments.
His knowledge in exercise prescription allows David to provide is patients with tailored rehabilitation programs.
Daniel is registered with all the major private health insurance companies - except BUPA and AXA/PPP who since 2016/7 reduced benefits per treatment and not allowing their members to top up, which will not make it viable for most osteopathy clinics in Central London to work with them.
Andreas Deman, osteopath.
Coming from a background of both sports and engineering, Andreas completed his Integrated Masters in Osteopathy at the ESO, Kent.
During his time in London, he has had the opportunity to learn from the best in their field which has helped him to develop into the practitioner he is today.
He prides himself putting classical osteopathic technique and philosophy in a modern setting by integrating current research and therapies into his treatment plans. This allows him to optimise healing and improve recovery times.
Alongside his hours in the clinic, Andreas is also further specialising in a Masters in Sport & Exercise Medicine at QMUL. He attaches great value to thoroughness and efficiency, and aims to optimise this even more with the aid of this course.
He finds it of the utmost importance patients understand what goes on in their body and is a true believer of giving back the control and confidence for optimal recovery. With over 8+ years experience in strength training and 4+ years of triathlon under his belt, he finds exercise therapy an important tool to rehabilitation and recovery.
Well-travelled globally, he finds excitement in immersing himself in new environments, from the bushmen in Tanzania to the work-ethics in central Tokyo. Being fluent in English, Dutch and French, it will be most likely you will be able to speak a language with him close to your heart.
In his sparetime Andreas is an electronic music producer, percussionist, pianist and guitarist, and finds peace in drawing and meditation.
ExerciseTherapy (strength, rehabilitative, cardio)
Western Medical Acupuncture (Dry needling)
Currently not available at the clinic:
(Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy, Class-IV therapeutic Laser, IDD therapy, Spinal Mobiliser, Infra-redlight therapy)
Andreas is registered with all the major private health insurance companies - except BUPA and AXA/PPP who since 2016/7 reduced 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.
Ange-Elie Ramavelo, osteopath and physiotherapist in London:
His favourite conditions and methods of osteopathy and physiotherapy:
1- Neck/shoulders and low back/pelvis chronic pain
2- Massage induced muscle relaxation combined with specific and adapted home stretchings for areas of tightness
3- Post traumatic/surgery rehabilitation
4- Advanced spinal manipulations, Kinesiotaping and Dry needling
Ange-Elie is a therapist with 3 MA's, one in Sports Sciences and the second in Physiotherapy and functional rehabilitation, the third in osteopathy.
He obtained them with honours, and has a strong knowledge in applied anatomy, biomechanics, physiology and nutrition.
Sportsman since little, he tried himself many activities such as athletics, gymnastics, motocross, dance, yoga and Pilates.
His main sport, though, is football, and he plays at a semi-professional level, understanding therefore the sports world and expectations as well as the setbacks/injuries through his own experiences.
“I would say my approach starts with listening, whether it is verbal or non-verbal, the body itself gives a lot of information.
As a part of my observation, I will evaluate your posture, the relative position of the different segments of your spine while resting, standing and in movement and the function of your main area of concern.
While treating, I use and induce motion as a main tool to show the right healing direction to your body. This could be done through adjustments, mobilizations, rehabilitation exercises, muscle release and stretches or proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitations techniques. The aim will be to raise your body awareness, giving back to your body its proper postural harmony and function.
Complementary techniques can involve kinesiotaping, acupuncture, myofascial work, trigger point techniques, positional release.
I know the body is organised in muscular chains, hence the root of your problem can be somewhere else than your main area of concern. Also, prevention and well-being is very important to me and I will gladly appreciate any discussion about meditation, breathing, training and least but not last stretching.”
Ange is registered as a osteopath with most major health insurances but not BUPA and AXA/PPP who in 2016/7 reduced benefits per physiotherapy treatment and not allowing their members to top up. This will only make it viable for non-busy osteopathy clinics in Central London to work with them.