PUT YOUR BODY IN GOOD HANDS
18th March 2020
It has been a hard decision to make but I have decided to provisionally close in consideration to all those at risks.
I wish all my lovely patients all the best, stay positive and calm. If you are in the vulnerable group, stay safe at home for the next few weeks and enjoy taking a bit of time away from the hustle and bustle.
I also wish all my fellow self employed friends and colleagues all the best getting through the very difficult time ahead of us.
Much gratitude and respect to all NHS staff.
See you all in a while. Take care of yourself and each other.
WHO WE TREAT?
Osteopathy is safe and suitable for almost everyone. We treat the young, older people, manual workers, office professionals, pregnant women, children and sports people.
WHAT WE TREAT?
We treat a wide range of health problems such as:
Ante/Post natal care of mother & baby
Post surgery rehabilitation
Repetitive strain injury
Pelvic pain & dysfunction
Anxiety and tension
Neck pain & headaches
Joint pain & stiffness
Tennis & Golfer's elbow
Rotator cuff injury
Osteopathy could also help relieve the symptoms of chronic or degenerative conditions such as Arthritis, Spinal stenosis, IBS, Digestion problems, MS, Fibromyalgia, Breathing issues among others.
WHAT IS OSTEOPATHY?
Osteopathy is an established clinical system of diagnosing, treating and preventing a wide range of health problems. It works with the structure and function of the body and is based on the principle that the wellbeing of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, nerves, ligaments and connective tissues functioning smoothly together.
As osteopaths, we seek to address the cause of a problem, not just the symptoms. We take the time to understand each patient and their unique combination of symptoms, medical history and lifestyle. This helps us to make an accurate diagnosis and from that, to formulate a treatment plan that will achieve the best outcome.
We use touch, physical manipulation, stretching and massage in order to release muscluar tension, increase the mobility of joints and enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues in order to help your body's own healing mechanisms. Postural advices, rehabilitative and preventative exercises are routinely given.
WHAT TO EXPECT ON YOUR VISITS?
Your first consultation will take between 45 - 60 mins. A full case history will be taken, which will include your presenting complaint, existing and past medical conditions as well as information about your lifestyle. This will be followed by a physical examination. The combined information will help establish a working diagnosis and formulate a treatment plan taking into consideration your unique predisposing and maintaining factors. Your condition and treatment plan will be explained and discussed with you and if appropriate, treatment will commence.
Follow up appointments:
Follow up appointments are 30 mins and start with an assessment of your response to the previous treatment and a brief re-evaluation of your symptoms and diagnosis. Once we've ascertained that we are going in the right direction, the majority of the session is spent on treatment, ending with rehabilitative and preventative exercises and advices.
What should you wear?
In order to examine and treat you effectively, you will be asked to remove your outer clothing down to your underwear, however if you feel more comfortable you may wear shorts or loose clothing.
Lily Thomas, BSc (Hons) Ost
GOsC Registered Osteopath
Hi, I'm Lily Thomas
I’m an Osteopath. At the core of my work is a simple yet complex question: How can I get you back on your feet?
I believe in:
Compassion. Treating my patients the way I'd like to be treated. Healthcare should be synonymous with compassion.
Results. Helping my patients get well and stay that way. It’s all about lasting changes.
Partnership. Ultimately, the person who best understands your body is you. A good working partnership with my patients is paramount.
Wellbeing. We only have one body, we should take care of it. Good health is a precious commodity.
A little more about me..
I was awarded my BSc (Hons) in Osteopathic Medicine by the Surrey Institute of Osteopathic Medicine and went on to complete further training in Paediatric Osteopathy, Acupuncture and Kinesiology Taping.
I am also a qualified Animal Osteopath and hold a post graduate Diploma in Animal Osteopathy from the Osteopathic Centre for Animals in Oxfordshire.
I am passionate about what I do and continiously striving to expand and deepen my knowledge. I have strong interests in mindfulness practises and yoga which I am qualified to teach as a form of therapeutic movement and rehabilitation.
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